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Moose gets early boost
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Yankees 4, Angels 2
Robinson Cano connects on a bases-clearing, three-run double in the first. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
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The Yankees collected six two-out hits over the first two innings to jump out to a quick lead, and starter Mike Mussina got through 5 2/3 innings to earn the win. The big blow came from rookie Robinson Cano, who cracked a three-run double in the first inning.
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NYY
October 4, 2005
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NY Yankees
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 7 0
LAA
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS3120100.667
Rodriguez, A, 3B3000022.000
Giambi, 1B4121010.500
Martinez, 1B0000000.000
Sheffield, RF4120012.500
Matsui, LF4110011.250
Cano, 2B4013000.250
Posada, C4000001.000
Williams, DH4010010.250
Crosby, CF4000011.000
Totals34494177 

BATTING
2B: Cano (1, Colon), Giambi (1, Colon), Williams (1, Shields).
TB: Jeter 2; Giambi 3; Sheffield 2; Matsui; Cano 2; Williams 2.
RBI: Cano 3 (3), Giambi (1).
2-out RBI: Cano 3; Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Sheffield 2; Rodriguez, A; Crosby.
GIDP: Matsui; Rodriguez, A.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (1, 2nd base off Colon/Molina, B).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4000021.000
Cabrera, SS4010000.250
Anderson, LF4000001.000
Guerrero, RF3110101.333
Erstad, 1B4011030.250
Molina, B, C4111001.250
1-Paul, PR0000000.000
Rivera, DH3020000.667
a-Kotchman, PH-DH1000001.000
Finley, CF3010011.333
Kennedy, 2B3000003.000
Totals33272169 

a-Popped out for Rivera in the 9th.
1-Ran for Molina, B in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Finley (1, Mussina).
HR: Molina, B (1, 7th inning off Sturtze, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera; Guerrero; Erstad; Molina, B 4; Rivera 2; Finley 2.
RBI: Molina, B (1), Erstad (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Kennedy 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Guerrero (1, 2nd base off Rivera/Posada).
CS: Guerrero (1, 2nd base by Leiter/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kennedy-Cabrera-Erstad, Figgins-Kennedy-Erstad).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 1-0)5.25000400.00
Leiter 0.20000100.00
Sturtze 0.111100127.00
Gordon (H, 1)1.10000100.00
Rivera (S, 1)1.01111009.00
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Colon (L, 0-1)7.08441605.14
Shields 2.01000100.00

HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Colon).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 98-67, Leiter 7-5, Sturtze 6-4, Gordon 16-11, Rivera 17-9, Colon 100-69, Shields 24-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 6-7, Leiter 0-0, Sturtze 1-0, Gordon 1-2, Rivera 1-2, Colon 7-8, Shields 1-4.
Batters faced: Mussina 22, Leiter 1, Sturtze 2, Gordon 4, Rivera 5, Colon 29, Shields 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Leiter 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Alfonso Marquez. LF: Joe West. RF: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 45,142.

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