Rodriguez Puts on a Show As Yanks Finish Up the Regular Season

Kevin RozellSenior Writer IOctober 4, 2009

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees speaks to the media in the clubhouse after his team defeated the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees won the game 4-2 to earn their 100th win of the season as well as clinching the American League Eastern Division.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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The Yankees finally wrapped up the regular season today, as they stomped all over the Tampa Rays and won the game 10-2.  A.J. Burnett pitched well in his final tune-up before the postseason. His pitching line was: W, 7H 2R 1ER 1BB 3K. His record improved to (13-9) on the season.

Joba Chamberlain looked like his old self out of the bullpen. Radar guns at the stadium had him at 95mph on the gun. He pitched one scoreless inning and struck out a batter.

Alex Rodriguez set an AL mark with 7RBI’s in a single inning. He hit a 3-run homer and a grand slam. He needed exactly 7RBI’s to reach the 100 mark, and he got exactly that. He also needed 2HR’s to reach the 30 home run mark, and he reached that as well. Fernando Tatis is the only other Major Leaguer to have seven or more RBIs, who hit two grand slams as a member of the Cardinals back in 1999.

During this game, the Yankees also set a club record with 243 home runs. The record was 242, which was previously owned by 2004 Yankees. This was the ball club’s 103rd win of the season.

October 4, 2009
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NY Yankees
0000010000 10120
Tampa Bay
100010000 272


Jeter, SS4020013.334
  Hairston, J, SS-2B1010000.251
Damon, LF4122012.282
  2-Gardner, PR-CF1100002.270
Teixeira, 1B2100212.292
  3-Miranda, PR-1B1100012.333
Rodriguez, A, 3B4237001.286
  Hinske, 3B1000002.242
Matsui, H, DH2010000.274
  1-Guzman, F, PR-DH-LF2100000.167
Swisher, RF4110103.249
  4-Duncan, S, PR-RF0000000.200
Cano, 2B4000012.320
  Pena, R, SS1000001.287
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF4110010.274
  Coke, P0000000.000
  Hughes, P, P0000000.000
  a-Cervelli, PH1000001.298
  Rivera, Ma, P0000000.000
Molina, J, C4110020.217
a-Flied out for Hughes, P in the 9th.
1-Ran for Matsui, H in the 6th. 2-Ran for Damon in the 6th. 3-Ran for Teixeira in the 6th. 4-Ran for Swisher in the 9th.
2B: Damon 2 (36, Davis, W, Sonnanstine), Molina, J (4, Thayer, D), Swisher (35, Bennett).
HR: Rodriguez, A 2 (30, 6th inning off Davis, W, 2 on, 0 out; 6th inning off Sonnanstine, 3 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Hairston, J; Damon 4; Rodriguez, A 9; Matsui, H; Swisher 2; Cabrera, Me; Molina, J 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, A 7 (100), Damon 2 (82).
2-out RBI: Damon 2; Rodriguez, A 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Hinske; Cervelli.
Team RISP: 5-for-14.
SB: Guzman, F (4, 2nd base off Davis, W/Zaun).FIELDING
PB: Molina, J (3).


Burnett, A (W, 13-9)5.07211314.04
Robertson, D1.00000103.30
Hughes, P0.10000103.03
Rivera, Ma1.00000101.76

Final Score: NY Yankees 10, Tampa Bay 2