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Sabathia Is First to 19 Victories

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26:  CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Kevin RozellSenior Writer ISeptember 28, 2009

(Zell's Pinstripe Blog)

CC Sabathia was virtually unhittable today. He pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball, only allowing one hit and picked up his 19th win of the season. He’s the first pitcher in MLB to reach 19 wins. His pitching line was: W, 7IP 1H 0R 0ER 2BB 8K. His record improves to (19-7) on the season.

Phil Hughes pitched a scoreless 8th inning, picking up 2K’s and his 18th hold of the season. Mo Rivera came on in the 9th inning, struck out two batters and nailed down his 43rd save of the season.

The Yankee offense picked up 7 hits, drew 7 walks and knocked in only 3 runs. I guess that looks like a lot when you shutout the opposition. 

Derek Jeter went 2-for-3 on the game. Johnny Damon went 1-for-4 and knocked in 2RBI’s on a single.  

September 26, 2009
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Jeter, SS3020113.332
Damon, LF4012103.284
Teixeira, 1B4010113.293
Rodriguez, A, 3B4000016.286
Matsui, H, DH4010013.280
Swisher, RF2010203.249
  1-Gardner, PR-CF0100000.279
Cano, 2B3111113.321
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF3100004.270
Molina, J, C3000104.216
1-Ran for Swisher in the 8th.
HR: Cano (24, 6th inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Damon; Teixeira; Matsui, H; Swisher; Cano 4.
RBI: Cano (80), Damon 2 (79).
2-out RBI: Damon 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, A; Molina, J 3; Swisher 2; Teixeira.
Team RISP: 1-for-15.
SB: Damon (12, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Martinez, V), Gardner (24, 3rd base off Wagner, B/Martinez, V).FIELDING
DP: (Jeter-Teixeira).


Sabathia (W, 19-7)7.01002803.21
Hughes, P (H, 18)1.00000202.99
Rivera, Ma (S, 43)1.01000201.85

Final Score: NY Yankees 3, Boston 0


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