Goodbye Yankees, Halo ALCS
|| YANKEES COVERAGE
||SIGHTS & SOUNDS
|| ANGELS COVERAGE
By Mark Feinsand / MLB.com
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the first time since 1997, a team other than the New York Yankees will represent the American League in the World Series. The Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs by Anaheim, dropping a 9-5 decision to the Angels in Game 4 of the American League Division Series.
"It was a bad time to have a three-game losing streak," said manager Joe Torre. "I have no explanation because we all know we're capable of pitching better than we did in this series."
The Angels used an eight-run fifth inning to wrap up the series three games to one, sending the Yankees home before the World Series for just the second time in Joe Torre's seven seasons as manager.
"They pitched well, they hit well, they played good defense and ran the bases well," said Derek Jeter. "They just flat-out beat us. I don't know what else to tell you. They were the better team in these four games."
David Wells was unable to give the Yankees a quality start, as the Angels hit him for eight runs in just 4 2/3 innings. It was the fourth straight game in which a Yankees starter failed to get through six innings. More >
By Doug Miller / MLB.com
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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In a season full of firsts for Anaheim, the Angels got the sweetest one Saturday.
For the first time in their 41-year history, the Angels won a postseason series.
Anaheim did it in come-from-behind fashion once again Saturday, batting around in an eight-run fifth inning to stun the Yankees, 9-5, and win the American League Division Series, three games to one, in front of 45,067 at Edison Field.
The Angels put a stop to New York's string of four consecutive AL championships and will fly to either Oakland or Minnesota to face the winner of that series' Game 5, which takes place Sunday. The ALCS will begin Tuesday.
"We're excited," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Those guys were deep. They wanted it. We beat them. Those guys on the other side, I can't say how much respect I have for them. They never gave up. ... But I'm just proud of our guys. They just beat an incredible baseball club."
The Angels handed the Yankees the beating in that huge fifth inning. More >
|Anaheim Angels 9, New York Yankees 5|
|N.Y. Yankees|| AB|| R|| H|| RBI|| BB||SO||LOB||AVG|
|Rivera, J, LF
a-Struck out for Coomer in the 6th.
2B: Ventura (2, Washburn), Soriano (1, Washburn).
HR: Posada (1, 6th inning off Donnelly, 0 on, 0 out).
RBI: Ventura (4), Jeter (3), Posada (3), Mondesi (1).
2-out RBI: Mondesi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soriano 2, Williams, Johnson 3.
GIDP: Williams, Ventura.
Team LOB: 11.
E: Soriano (1, fielding), Wells (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Soriano-Jeter-Giambi, Giambi-Jeter).
|Anaheim|| AB|| R|| H|| RBI|| BB||SO||LOB||AVG|
|Molina, B, C
a-Flied out for Gil in the 8th.
2B: Molina, B (2, Mendoza), Erstad (2, Stanton).
HR: Wooten (1, 5th inning off Wells, 0 on, 0 out).
RBI: Eckstein (1), Wooten 2 (2), Erstad (2), Salmon (7), Anderson (4), Spiezio (6), Molina, B 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Spiezio, Wooten, Molina, B 2.
S: Molina, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spiezio, Eckstein, Salmon.
GIDP: Erstad 2.
Team LOB: 6.
E: Glaus (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Spiezio-Eckstein, Gil-Spiezio).
Schoeneweis pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Mendoza pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.
HBP: Giambi (by Washburn).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 59-43, Mendoza 3-3, Hernandez, O 34-19, Karsay 5-5, Stanton 7-5, Washburn 94-59, Donnelly 21-12, Schoeneweis 6-3, Rodriguez 30-14, Percival 21-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Wells 7-7, Mendoza 0-0, Hernandez, O 0-4, Karsay 1-1, Stanton 0-1, Washburn 7-6, Donnelly 1-2, Schoeneweis 0-0, Rodriguez 1-1, Percival 0-2.
Batters faced: Wells 24, Mendoza 2, Hernandez, O 9, Karsay 2, Stanton 2, Washburn 22, Donnelly 7, Schoeneweis 1, Rodriguez 7, Percival 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Mendoza 2-2, Hernandez, O 1-0, Schoeneweis 1-0, Rodriguez 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Joe West. 2B: Laz Diaz. 3B: Gerry Davis. LF: Chuck Meriwether. RF: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 83 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
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