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Bye Twins, hey Halos
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Yankees 4, Twins 1
Pettitte, A-Rod, Rivera and Posada played key roles in Game 3. (MLB.com/Getty/AP)
The Yanks move on to their next playoff test -- the Angels -- after they swept the Twins, thanks to Andy Pettitte, who threw another postseason gem, homers from Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada and a huge heads-up play in the eighth, when Nick Punto was tagged out at third.
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Series at a glance:
  • Sun. 10/11: NYY 4, MIN 1
NYY
NY Yankees
MIN
Minnesota
October 11, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2   4 7 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 7 0
Recap: NYY | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Twins stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .400
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 .083
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Teixeira, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .167
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 .455
Matsui, DH 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .222
  1-Hairston, J, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Posada, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .364
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .167
Swisher, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .083
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .167
Totals 33 4 7 4 3 13 10  

1-Ran for Matsui in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (2, Pavano).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (2, 7th inning off Pavano, 0 on, 1 out), Posada (1, 7th inning off Pavano, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Posada 5; Cano; Matsui; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al 4; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (6), Posada 2 (2), Cano (1).
2-out RBI: Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Cabrera, Me 2.
GIDP: Cano.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Swisher (Cuddyer at 2nd base).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .400
Cabrera, O, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .154
Mauer, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .417
Cuddyer, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .429
Kubel, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .071
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .083
Harris, B, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .250
Morales, J, DH 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
Punto, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .444
Totals 33 1 7 1 1 10 12  

BATTING
2B: Young, D (1, Chamberlain), Punto (1, Hughes, P).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Span 2; Young, D 2; Punto 2; Mauer.
RBI: Mauer (1).
2-out RBI: Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; Morales, J; Harris, B.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Span (1, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: (Cuddyer).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 1-0) 6.1 3 1 1 1 7 0 1.42
Chamberlain (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Hughes, P (H, 2) 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 9.00
Rivera (S, 1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pavano (L, 0-1) 7.0 5 2 2 0 9 2 2.57
Guerrier 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Mahay 0.1 0 1 1 1 1 0 5.40
Rauch 0.0 0 1 1 1 0 0 6.75
Mijares 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13.50
Nathan 0.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 9.00

Rauch pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.
Mijares pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Pettitte 81-58, Chamberlain 17-12, Hughes, P 14-9, Rivera 18-12, Pavano 95-64, Guerrier 11-7, Mahay 14-8, Rauch 6-2, Mijares 6-2, Nathan 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pettitte 6-1, Chamberlain 1-0, Hughes, P 0-1, Rivera 2-0, Pavano 8-0, Guerrier 2-0, Mahay 0-0, Rauch 0-0, Mijares 0-0, Nathan 0-0.
Batters faced: Pettitte 23, Chamberlain 3, Hughes, P 3, Rivera 5, Pavano 25, Guerrier 3, Mahay 2, Rauch 1, Mijares 1, Nathan 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Rivera 1-0, Rauch 1-0, Mijares 2-0, Nathan 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Phil Cuzzi. LF: Tim Tschida. RF: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:25.
Att: 54,735.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
October 11, 2009
October 11, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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