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Anderson's record night helps Angels throttle Yankees

Aug 22, 2007 - 6:32 AM ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- Even for someone who has had the New York Yankees' number his entire career, Garret Anderson had a game for the ages.

Anderson belted two homers and set a franchise record with 10 RBI as the Los Angeles Angels blasted of Anaheim the New York Yankees, 18-9, on Tuesday.

Already Anaheim's franchise leader in RBI, Anderson had suffered through a tough month, batting .227 (17-for-75) with one home run and 12 RBI. However, the Yankees have generally brought out the best in the 35-year-old, who has hit .311 (137-for-440) with 14 homers and 76 RBI lifetime against New York.

"I guess when I told him (Anderson) that he needs to start hitting with runners in scoring position, he took it to heart," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

Anderson, who was batting just .204 (20-for-98) with runners in scoring position entering this contest, started the Angels' offensive explosion in the first with a two-run double to right for a 2-0 lead.

"I was just thinking base hit at that time, so we could get that early lead against a team like the Yankees," Anderson said.

After New York posted a run in the top of the second to trim the advantage in half, the three-time All-Star doubled again to score Vladimir Guerrero in the bottom of the five-run frame that eventually increased the bulge to 7-2.

"I just got some pitches that I could drive and hit them well tonight," Anderson said.

The 2003 All-Star Game MVP was just getting started. He capped another five-run inning in the third, crushing a pitch from reliever Edwar Ramirez in the third inning for a three-run shot - his first home run in 19 games. After a groundout in his fourth at-bat the fifth, Anderson belted his eighth career grand slam - another franchise record.

"At that point, what I had done already wasn't on my mind other than to put runs on the board," Anderson said.

Anderson had a chance to break the all-time American League record of 11 RBI in a game, set by the Yankees' Tony Lazzeri on May 24, 1936. However, he grounded out to shortstop Wilson Betemit with two outs and two runners on in the bottom of the eighth to end his run with history.

"It still hasn't sunk in yet," Anderson said. "Not until after the grand slam (did I realize) that I had a lot of RBI. I just try to look at the numbers as one game and to not get ahead of myself."

Anderson is just the 12th player in major league history to have 10 RBI in a game, becoming the oldest player in 63 years to accomplish the feat, behind only the Yankees' Phil Weintraub, who recorded 11 RBI on April 30, 1944.

In a little bit of irony, the last player to have 10 RBI in a single game was New York's Alex Rodriguez on April 26, 2005 against the Angels.

"It's a great feeling and accomplishment for what he (Anderson) did," Rodriguez said. "He will never forget it."

Despite allowing five runs and five hits over six frames, Kelvim Escobar (14-6) used Anderson's record night to grab his 14th win, making him the second Angel pitcher to reach that mark behind John Lackey's 15. Marc Gwyn allowed two runs over the final three innings to record the first save of his career.

"I definitely didn't have my best stuff and you need your best stuff when you face New York, but luckily the offense supported me tonight," Escobar said.

Mike Mussina (8-9), who owns three of the last four road wins the Yankees have against Anaheim, surrendered seven runs and seven hits over just 1 2/3 innings. It was the righthander's shortest outing since September 27, 2005, against the Baltimore Orioles.

"This was one of my top five worst starts of my career," Mussina said.

Rodriguez blasted two solo homers for New York, which fell to 4-11 in their last 15 contests at Angel Stadium.

"Just wasn't enough offense for us tonight, but we just have to put this game behind us and get ready for tomorrow to avoid the sweep," Rodriguez said.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY YANKEES 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 8 0
    LA ANGELS 2 5 5 1 0 5 0 0 x 18 17 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYY - MIKE MUSSINA, RON VILLONE (2ND), EDWAR RAMIREZ (3RD), SEAN
    HENN (5TH), LUIS VIZCAINO (8TH) AND JOSE MOLINA
    LAA - KELVIM ESCOBAR, MARCUS GWYN (7TH) AND JEFF MA

    Aug 22 1:31 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ (42) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF MARCUS GWYN.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 9, LA ANGELS 18
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.299, 0-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 22 1:30 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY WILSON BETEMIT (3) TO RIGHT WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 9TH OFF MARCUS GWYN SCORED JOSE MOLINA AND MELKY
    CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 8, LA ANGELS 18
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: S DUNCAN (.302, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 22 1:25 AM
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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GRAND SLAM BY GARRET ANDERSON (8) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF SEAN HENN SCORED HOWIE KENDRICK, ORLANDO CABRERA AND
    VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5, LA ANGELS 18
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.267, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB, RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 22 12:38 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ORLANDO CABRERA SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, O CABRERA ON SECOND, H KENDRICK ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    LA ANGELS 14 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: V GUERRERO (.322, 1-FOR-4, RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 22 12:35 AM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY HOWIE KENDRICK SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H KENDRICK ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    LA ANGELS 13 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: J MATHIS (.214, 1-FOR-1, BB, 2 RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 11:52 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY GARRET ANDERSON (7) TO RIGHT WITH 2
    OUT IN THE 3RD OFF EDWAR RAMIREZ SCORED JEFF MATHIS AND CHONE
    FIGGINS.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5, LA ANGELS 12
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.267, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 11:45 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO CHONE FIGGINS SCORED MAICER IZTURIS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C FIGGINS ON FIRST, J MATHIS ON SECOND, H
    KENDRICK ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    LA ANGELS 8 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: O CABRERA (.308, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 11:33 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY HIDEKI MATSUI SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 5
    LA ANGELS 7 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: J GIAMBI (.270, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 11:11 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ SCORED DEREK JETER.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4
    LA ANGELS 7 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.300, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 11:09 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED JOSE MOLINA AND MELKY CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B ABREU ON SECOND, D JETER ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    LA ANGELS 7 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.309, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 11:08 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARY MATTHEWS JR SCORED GARRET ANDERSON.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, G MATTHEWS JR ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    LA ANGELS 7 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C KOTCHMAN (.304, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 10:55 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED VLADIMIR GUERRERO.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    LA ANGELS 6 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.265, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 10:52 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY VLADIMIR GUERRERO SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, V GUERRERO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    LA ANGELS 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G ANDERSON (.276, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 10:51 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JEFF MATHIS SCORED MAICER IZTURIS AND HOWIE
    KENDRICK.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MATHIS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    LA ANGELS 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.336, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 10:45 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ALEX RODRIGUEZ (41) TO RIGHT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF KELVIM ESCOBAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1, LA ANGELS 2
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: H MATSUI (.301, 23 HR, 86 RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 10:35 PM


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    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRET ANDERSON SCORED CHONE FIGGINS AND ORLANDO
    CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ANDERSON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    LA ANGELS 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: G MATTHEWS JR (.266, 16 HR, 68 RBI)

    Yankees vs. AngelsAug 21 10:33 PM
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