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Game 30: Yankees vs. A’s

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on May 05, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Brett Gardner CF

2. Robinson Cano 2B

3. Vernon Wells LF

4. Travis Hafner DH

5. Ichiro Suzuki RF

6. Jayson Nix 3B

7. Lyle Overbay 1B

8. Eduardo Nunez SS

9. Chris Stewart C

Andy Pettitte LHP

A’s lineup

1. Adam Rosales SS

2. Derek Norris C

3. Jed Lowrie 2B

4. Yoenis Cespedes CF

5. Josh Donaldson 3B

6. Nate Freiman 1B

7. Luke Montz DH

8. Seth Smith LF

9. Michael Taylor RF

Dan Straily RHP

 

Umpires: Jerry Meals HP, Marvin Hudson 1B, Jordan Baker 2B, Tim McClelland 3B

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Weather: sunny, cool

 

Ichiro vs. Oakland: The A’s moved to the Bay Area in 1968, and the player with the most hits against the franchise since that time is Ichiro Suzuki with 304. He’s a lifetime .327 hitter vs. Oakland, although he was 0 for 4 Saturday.

Pettitte stats: Andy Pettitte has allowed lefties to hit at only a .167 clip (4 for 24) against him this season. Teams are batting just .162 (6 for 37) against him with runners in scoring position over his last eight regular-season starts dating to last season.

Mr. May: Pettitte is also the winningest active major leaguer in May, going 40-28 with a 4.18 ERA.

Update, 1:20: Shaky 24-pitch first for Pettitte, but he leaves the bases loaded.

Update, 1:25: 1-2-3 first for Straily, who was called up from Triple-A Monday and Wednesday.

Update, 1:34: After a leadoff double by Montz, Pettitte gets the next three.

Update, 1:48: A  walk in the home second, but still no hits.

Update, 1:56: Pettitte not particular sharp again, walk and hit batter to start the third, will have to try to pitch out of trouble again.

Update, 1:58: Cano makes a bad throw to first on a potential double-play ball — E-4, 1-0 Oakland. 30th game, first error for Cano.

Update, 2:11: Gardner dumps a two-out double down the left-field line, first hit for the Yankees, here in the third.

Update, 2:14: Cano makes up for error, RBI single, 1-1 after three.

Update, 2:18: Yankees running behind again. Pettitte serves up HR to Montz, his first of the season. 2-1 in the fourth.

Update, 2:34: First and second, one out, and Straily gets popups out of Nix and Overbay.

Update, 2:37: Nunez must be hurt or ill. He’s out of the game. Nix moves to short. Chris Nelson in at third.

Update, 2:42: Pettitte gives up two-run HR to Cespedes, 4-1. Claiborne warming.

Update, 2:44: Pettitte gets through five, 100 pitches, four runs, four hits, four walks, one hit batter.

Update, 2:49: Yankees down 1-2-3. Pettitte is done. RHP Preston Claiborne on for big-league debut.

Update, 2:57: Good beginning for Claiborne, 1-2-3 sixth.

Update, 3:06: Straily is out after 5 1/3, first and second for Yankees. Jerry Blevins comes on.

Update, 3:10: Ichiro pulls the lefty, RBI double, second and third, 4-2.

Update, 3:16: Nunez left because of tightness in his left rib cage, will have an MRI today at NY Presbyterian. The injuries keep on coming.

Update, 3:19: Overbay drops a two-run single into center, 4-4.

Update, 3:28: Claiborne has retired six in a row.

Update, 3:37: Doolittle gets Yankees 1-2-3. Logan on for the eighth.

Update, 3:43: Donaldson sends solo shot to the second deck in left, 5-4.

Update, 3:58: First and second, one out, and Ryan Cook gets Nix swinging at a 96 mph fastball and gets Overbay on a fly to the track in right-center.

Update, 4:09: Kelley leaves runner at second in the ninth. Grant Balfour will try to close it out for the A’s.

Update, 4:23: Gardner singles with two outs, moves up on a wild pitch. Cano is intentionally walked with count 1-1. Wells comes up.

Update, 4:28: Wells goes down swinging, Yankees lose 5-4.

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