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Rodriguez homers again to help Igawa notch first win

Apr 19, 2007 - 2:08 AM BRONX, New York (Ticker) -- Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees are doing everything possible to make life easy for their rookie lefthanded pitchers.

Rodriguez hit his ninth home run of the young season and Japanese lefthander Kei Igawa pitched six steady innings for his first major league win as the Yankees beat up on the Cleveland Indians, 9-2, for the second night in a row.

One night after pounding out 10 hits in a 10-3 victory over the Indians to give Chase Wright a win in his major league debut, the Yankees continued to assault Cleveland's pitching staff.

New York roughed up Indians lefthander Jeremy Sowers (0-1), knocking him out of the game with a five-run third inning for a 6-2 lead.

Igawa (1-0), who was signed to five-year, $20 million dollar contract in December, made it stand up through his six innings, permitting two runs - both earned - and five hits while striking out five and walking one. It was his longest outing in his third start.

The Yankees continued to pour it on after Igawa's night was done, as Rodriguez continued his red-shot start by golfing a two-run blast to left and Jason Giambi followed with a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth for a 9-2 cushion.

Rodriguez now has hit in all 13 games and 18 dating to the 2006 regular season. The third baseman has driven in 23 runs to go along with his nine homers - both tops in the majors.

Derek Jeter went 3-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to nine games and every starter had at least one hit as the Yankees collected 14 to take the first two games of the series.

Three relievers finished up with a scoreless inning apiece for New York.

In the decisive third, the Yankees sent 10 men to the plate and collected five runs and seven hits off Sowers, who had yet to register a decision but posted a 2.08 ERA in his first two starts.

Bobby Abreu, Jorge Posada, Robinson Cano and Johnny Damon had RBI singles and Giambi a run-scoring double in the inning.

Sowers gave up six runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings, striking out one and walking one.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
    NY YANKEES 1 0 5 0 0 3 0 0 x 9 14 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: CLE - JEREMY SOWERS, TOM MASTNY (3RD), AARON FULTZ (6TH), JASON
    DAVIS (8TH) AND KELLY SHOPPACH
    NYY - KEI IGAWA, SCOTT PROCTOR (7TH), SEAN HENN (8TH),
    CHRIS BRITTON

    Apr 18 10:02 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: K Thompson hit for J Damon.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, M CABRERA ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: K Thompson (.500, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 18 9:40 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: M Rouse at second base.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 9 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R Cano (.294, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Apr 18 9:29 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0
    NY YANKEES 1 0 5 0 0 3 9 13 0 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - AARON FULTZ
    NYY - SCOTT PROCTOR

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.294, 1-FOR-3, RBI)
    J PHELPS (.308, 2-FOR-3, RBI)
    M CABRERA (.163, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 18 9:24 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON GIAMBI (3) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF AARON FULTZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, NY YANKEES 9
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J POSADA (.362, 1-FOR-3)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 9:11 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ (9) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF TOM MASTNY SCORED DEREK JETER.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, NY YANKEES 8
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J GIAMBI (.245, 1-FOR-2, HBP, RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 9:06 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 0 2 0 2 4 0
    NY YANKEES 1 0 5 0 6 10 0 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - TOM MASTNY
    NYY - KEI IGAWA

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: K SHOPPACH (.176, 1-FOR-1)
    G SIZEMORE (.286, 0-FOR-1, HBP)
    J MICHAELS (.333, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Apr 18 8:38 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOHNNY DAMON SCORED ROBINSON CANO.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J DAMON ON FIRST, J PHELPS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 6 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.333, 2-FOR-2)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 8:14 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH PHELPS SCORED JORGE POSADA.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, J PHELPS ON FIRST, R CANO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.170, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 8:10 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY ROBINSON CANO SCORED JASON GIAMBI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R CANO ON FIRST, J POSADA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J PHELPS (.273, 1-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 8:08 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JASON GIAMBI SCORED ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J GIAMBI ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J POSADA (.356, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 8:05 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED DEREK JETER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.367, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 7:59 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, J MICHAELS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2
    NY YANKEES 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.308, 0-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 7:52 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON MICHAELS SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MICHAELS ON FIRST, G SIZEMORE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    NY YANKEES 1 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: T HAFNER (.263, 1-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 7:49 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 1 0
    NY YANKEES 1 1 1 0 (BOT 2)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: CLE - JEREMY SOWERS
    NYY - KEI IGAWA

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.292, 0 HR, 5 RBI)
    J PHELPS (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    M CABRERA (.174, 0 HR, 4 RBI)

    Apr 18 7:33 PM


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    AT NY YANKEES - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED JOHNNY DAMON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D JETER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 0
    NY YANKEES 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.375, 8 HR, 21 RBI)

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 7:23 PM
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    hotdawg Added 5 roots

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 4:41 PM
  • hotdawg Lets start a new chant. Igawa, strike'em outa!

    Indians vs. YankeesApr 18 4:40 PM