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Biggie Small: Yanks blank A's
Huge seventh drives Yanks
Aaron Small threw a five-hit shutout, and the Yankees broke it open with a six-run seventh. Hideki Matsui tallied his 100th RBI of the season.
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Yankees 7, Athletics 0
Aaron Small gave up five hits and struck out three to improve to 6-0 this season. (Ben Margot/AP)
Series at a glance:
A's offense held silent
Kirk Saarloos gave up just one run until the seventh inning, in which the Yankees ended up with six runs. A day after scoring 12 runs in the series opener, the A's were held scoreless.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 03, 2005
NYY
NY Yankees (76-59)
Won 1
NY Yankees 7, Oakland 0   OAK
Oakland (76-59)
Lost 1
September 3, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0   7 9 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 1
Standings through 9/3/05  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Athletics Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4010100.310
Matsui, DH4102012.291
Sheffield, RF4100111.291
Rodriguez, A, 3B3132000.321
Giambi, 1B4113003.276
Phillips, 1B0000000.162
Lawton, LF3000112.262
Posada, C3110111.249
Cano, 2B4120002.277
Crosby, CF3110000.208
Totals327974411 

BATTING
HR: Giambi (26, 7th inning off Duchscherer, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Jeter; Rodriguez, A 3; Giambi 4; Posada; Cano 2; Crosby.
RBI: Matsui 2 (100), Rodriguez, A 2 (108), Giambi 3 (67).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, A 2; Giambi 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Sheffield; Cano.
S: Crosby.
SF: Matsui.
GIDP: Giambi.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lawton (18, 2nd base off Saarloos/Kendall).
CS: Cano (2, 3rd base by Saarloos/Kendall).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Crosby (Ellis at 1st base).
DP: (Crosby-Giambi).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4010001.260
Ellis, 2B4010002.302
Chavez, 3B4010001.277
Hatteberg, DH4020001.280
Payton, CF3000102.274
Johnson, 1B4000014.297
Kielty, LF3000013.261
Swisher, RF2000110.242
Scutaro, SS3000001.239
Totals310502315 

BATTING
2B: Hatteberg (17, Small).
TB: Kendall; Ellis; Chavez; Hatteberg 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kielty 2; Ellis; Johnson.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Kendall (7, throw).
DP: (Ellis-Chavez-Johnson).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Small (W, 6-0)9.05002302.42
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Saarloos (L, 9-7)6.17443004.06
Rincon 0.10000004.94
Duchscherer 0.12331112.14
Witasick 1.00000102.68
Cruz 1.00000207.71

IBB: Posada (by Saarloos), Jeter (by Saarloos).
HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Saarloos).
Pitches-strikes: Small 112-77, Saarloos 95-53, Rincon 2-1, Duchscherer 19-11, Witasick 14-9, Cruz 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Small 10-14, Saarloos 11-7, Rincon 1-0, Duchscherer 0-0, Witasick 1-1, Cruz 1-0.
Batters faced: Small 33, Saarloos 28, Rincon 1, Duchscherer 4, Witasick 3, Cruz 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Rincon 3-1, Duchscherer 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian O'Nora. 1B: Tim Welke. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Bill Welke.
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:25.
Att: 40,076.

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