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Lights dim in Bronx
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Yankees 7, Orioles 3
Yankee Stadium closed for good with a victory. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
Opened in 1923, Yankee Stadium closed its doors after a lifetime of memories with one final win, which was delivered in part by starter Andy Pettitte and closer Mariano Rivera, who pitched the ninth. A moving pregame ceremony honored the contributions of legions of legends.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (67-87)
Lost 5
NY Yankees 7, Baltimore 3   NYY
NY Yankees (85-71)
Won 5
September 21, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   3 7 1
NY Yankees
0 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 X   7 9 1
Standings thru 9/21/08  |  Recap: BAL | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Yankees stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 1 2 .297
Markakis, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .300
Mora, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .282
  Cintron, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Huff, DH 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .309
Hernandez, Ra, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .256
Jones, Ad, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .273
Millar, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .236
Payton, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .248
Castro, Ju, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .190
  a-Salazar, O, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .288
  1-Fahey, PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229
  b-Scott, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Totals 35 3 7 3 2 6 15  

a-Walked for Castro, Ju in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Fahey in the 9th.
1-Ran for Salazar, O in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Millar (25, Pettitte).
3B: Jones, Ad (7, Pettitte).
TB: Millar 2; Jones, Ad 4; Payton; Roberts, B; Mora; Markakis.
RBI: Payton (41), Mora (102), Roberts, B (55).
2-out RBI: Roberts, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Markakis; Roberts, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (38, 2nd base off Pettitte/Molina, J), Jones, Ad (10, 2nd base off Veras/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Fahey (5, fielding).
DP: (Roberts, B-Castro, Ju-Millar).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF-LF 4 1 1 3 1 0 0 .307
  Cabrera, Me, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243
Jeter, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .301
  Betemit, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260
Abreu, RF 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .299
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 .303
Giambi, 1B 3 0 1 1 1 0 2 .249
  1-Gardner, B, PR-CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .190
Nady, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .306
  Ransom, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .296
Cano, 2B 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 .264
Matsui, DH 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .294
  a-Rodriguez, I, PH-DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .278
Molina, J, C 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .221
Totals 32 7 9 7 5 3 15  

a-Grounded out for Matsui in the 7th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Damon (16, 3rd inning off Waters, 2 on, 0 out), Molina, J (3, 4th inning off Waters, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Matsui; Giambi; Damon 4; Abreu 2; Molina, J 6.
RBI: Damon 3 (69), Molina, J 2 (17), Giambi (94), Cano (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Nady; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, I.
SF: Cano.
GIDP: Giambi.
Team RISP: 3-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (20, 2nd base off Cormier/Hernandez, Ra).

FIELDING
E: Pettitte (2, fielding).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Waters (L, 3-4) 5.2 6 5 5 4 2 2 5.06
Cormier 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.97
Walker 0.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.92
Cherry 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.17
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 14-14) 5.0 7 3 2 1 3 0 4.54
Veras (H, 10) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.54
Coke (H, 3) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Chamberlain (H, 18) 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.46
Rivera 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.45

Walker pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Pettitte pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Waters 101-58, Cormier 23-14, Walker 5-4, Cherry 18-13, Pettitte 85-63, Veras 16-8, Coke 8-5, Chamberlain 14-8, Rivera 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Waters 5-8, Cormier 0-1, Walker 0-0, Cherry 3-1, Pettitte 7-4, Veras 0-1, Coke 1-0, Chamberlain 2-0, Rivera 3-0.
Batters faced: Waters 26, Cormier 5, Walker 1, Cherry 6, Pettitte 24, Veras 3, Coke 2, Chamberlain 5, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-0, Walker 1-1, Cherry 1-1, Veras 1-0, Coke 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Eric Cooper.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 54,610.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
September 21, 2008
September 21, 2008

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