Game 159: Royals @ Yankees

From… Sam Borden (LoHud):

YANKEES (102-56)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

Pitching: RHP Joba Chamberlain (9-6, 4.72)

ROYALS (64-94)
Maier LF
Hulett 2B
Butler 1B
Pena DH
Callaspo 3B
Teahen RF
Buck C
Betancourt SS
Anderson CF

Pitching: RHP Robinson Tejeda (4-2, 3.41)

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

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Game 158: Royals 3, Yankees 4

Bronx Cheers:
Coke: In .2 innings, Coke gave up one hit and one earned run, though he was absolutely responsible for two. His error and his mental error (getting the out at first and not home) could have saddled AJ Burnett with the loss in a game where he truly did not deserve it.

Gardner: Brett went 0-4. He’s been slumping at the plate quite a bit lately, going 4 for his last 22.

Damon: Johnny went 0-4 and also seems to be slumping. Since going 3-4 on September 18 and September 19, Damon is 2-22.

Curtain Calls:
Burnett: AJ put together another good outing, giving hope that he will pull it together for the playoffs. He went 6.1 innings and gave up three hits and only one earned run, walking three and striking out eight.

Teixeira: The Yankee first baseman went 2-4 with a homerun. He also made some nice defensive pick ups, helping out his fellow infielders.…

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