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World Series postgame notes
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10/20/2003 12:05 AM ET 
World Series postgame notes
Game Two -- Sunday, October 19, 2003
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CARL PAVANO: 21 pitches (10 balls, 11 strikes)...1 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 1 bb, 2 so...Pavano, who is scheduled to start Game 4 on Wednesday, has a 1.59 era (2 er/11.1 ip) in 7 appearances in this post-season.

BRADEN LOOPER: 20 pitches (8 balls, 12 strikes)...1 ip, 1 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 2 so.

ANDY PETTITTE: 111 pitches (41 balls, 70 strikes)...8.2 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 0 er, 1 bb, 7 so...Highlight's of Pettitte's performance tonight:

--Was his 13th post-season victory, tying JOHN SMOLTZ for the most in history.

--Was his longest outing in 29 career post-season starts, surpassing 8.1 innings on October 24, 1996, Game 5 of the World Series versus Atlanta.

--Was the longest start by a Yankee pitcher in a World Series game since JIM BEATTIE'S 9-inning complete game on October 15, 1978, Game 5, vs. Los Angeles.

--Is 3-0, 2.31 (8 r/7 er/27.1 ip) in 4 starts of this post-season...Has won Game 2 in all 3 series after the Yankees dropped all 3 openers.

--Is 3-3, 4.24 (25 er/53 ip) in 9 career World Series starts, snapping a 5-start winless streak (0-2) since defeating San Diego in Game 4 in 1998.

--This was his 1st World Series victory in 5 career starts at Yankee Stadium.

--Is 13-7, 4.16 (83 er/179.2 ip) in 29 career post-season starts.

--Is 3-1, 3.24 (15 er/41.1 ip) in 6 career post-season starts on 3 days rest.

WITHIN ONE BATTER: Pettitte came within one batter tonight of accomplishing the following:

--the 1st complete game and shutout in a World Series game since RANDY JOHNSON, who defeated the Yankees, 4-0 on October 28, 2001, Game 2 in Phoenix.

--the 1st complete game by a Yankee pitcher in the World Series since JIM BEATTIE, October 15, 1978, Game 5, 12-2 over Los Angeles.

--the 1st complete game shutout by a Yankee pitcher in the World Series since RALPH TERRY, October 16, 1962, Game 7, 1-0 at San Francisco.

JOSE CONTRERAS: 4 pitches (2 balls, 2 strikes)...1 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 0 so.

THE YANKEES snapped a 3-game World Series losing streak tonight in winning for the 1st time since Game 5 in 2001. This marks the 1st time that the Yankees have split the 1st 2 games of a World Series since 1977, when New York won the opener and lost to Los Angeles in Game 2 at home. It is the 1st time that New York has lost the Series opener and rebounded to win Game 2 since 1964, when the Yankees lost Game 1 and won the 2nd game at St. Louis. It is the 1st time that New York has opened the World Series at home by losing Game 1 and winning Game 2 since 1951 versus the New York Giants. The Yankees won that Series in 6 games.

New York has won 11 of its last 12 home games in World Series play.

THE MARLINS are 0-2 lifetime in Game 2 of the World Series and lost tonight for the 1st time in the fall classic since Game 6 in 1997 to Cleveland.

Florida had won its last 4 games in this post-season before tonight, the Marlins 1st defeat since Game 4 of the NLCS versus the Cubs.

NO EXTRA BASE HITS: Florida has 13 singles in the 1st 2 games of this World Series.

SERIES AT 1-1: This is the 51st time that the World Series has been tied at a game apiece, including each of the last 2 Series.

JOE TORRE won his 20th game as a World Series manager tonight, tying WALT ALSTON for 5th on the all-time list.

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