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Igawa, Rodriguez hope to help Yankees against Athletics

Apr 13, 2007 - 3:57 PM Ny Yankees (4-4) at Oakland (4-6) 10:05 pm EDT

OAKLAND, California (Ticker) -- Kei Igawa was bailed out by Alex Rodriguez in his major league debut. He hopes he will not need the second time around.

Igawa makes his second career start Friday when the New York Yankees open a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics.

The Yankees posted a $26 million bid to win exclusive negotiating rights with Igawa (0-0, 12.60 ERA), who inked a five-year deal worth $20 million in December.

The Japanese lefthander struggled in his major league debut Saturday, yielding seven runs in five innings. But thanks to a game-winning grand slam by Rodriguez, New York rallied for a 10-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

After struggling through a 2006 campaign marred by constant media and fan criticism, Rodriguez has started this season with a bang, batting .355 while leading the majors with six homers and 16 RBI over his first eight games.

Rodriguez hopes to continue hit hot hitting against the Athletics, who have lost four of their last six games, managing a total of just 11 runs over that stretch.

Despite scoring three first-inning runs Wednesday, Oakland sputtered to a 6-3 loss here to the Chicago White Sox. Mike Piazza ripped a two-run double in the contest and is batting a team-leading .350 this season.

The A's give the ball to Dan Haren (0-2, 0.69). Despite yielding only one combined earned run in his first two starts this season, Haren has been the victim of poor offense and sloppy defense this season. The A's have scored only one run for the righthander while committing three combined errors in his two outings.

Haren hopes for better support Friday in his first home start of the campaign. He went 5-7 with a 3.75 ERA in 16 outings here last season.








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    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
    10 11 R H E
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    NY YANKEES 0 0 4 10 1
    OAKLAND 0 1 5 7 1 (FINAL 11)

    BATTERIES: NYY

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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY BOBBY KIELTY SCORED TRAVIS BUCK.
    FINAL SCORE: OAKLAND 5, NY YANKEES 4

    Yankees vs. AthleticsApr 14 2:03 AM
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 9 1
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 5 1 (TOP 10)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYY - LUIS VIZCAINO
    OAK - KIKO CALERO

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: K THOMPSON (1.000, 0 HR, 2 RBI)
    J POSADA (.324, 1-FOR-3, BB, RBI)
    R CANO (.270, 0-FOR-2, 2

    Apr 14 1:20 AM
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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY NICK SWISHER (1) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF KYLE FARNSWORTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4, OAKLAND 4
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B KIELTY (.214, 0-FOR-3)

    Apr 14 12:26 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY NICK SWISHER (1) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF KYLE FARNSWORTH.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4, OAKLAND 4
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B KIELTY (.214, 0-FOR-3)

    Yankees vs. AthleticsApr 14 12:26 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - MID INNING UPDATE
    PLAY: K Farnsworth relieved S Proctor.
    SITUATION: 0 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 0 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4
    OAKLAND 3 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T Buck (.250, 0-FOR-1)

    Apr 14 12:20 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - PITCHING CHANGE
    NYY: KYLE FARNSWORTH (0-1, 10.80) STARTING THE 7TH
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4, OAKLAND 3
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.250, 0-FOR-1)

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    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 4 6 1
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 4 1 (BOT 7)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYY - SCOTT PROCTOR
    OAK - JAY MARSHALL

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: T BUCK (.250, 0-FOR-1, HBP)
    M ELLIS (.229, 1-FOR-3)
    N SWISHER (.250, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Apr 14 12:18 AM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ERIC CHAVEZ (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF KEI IGAWA SCORED MIKE PIAZZA.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4, OAKLAND 3
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B CROSBY (.174, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUG MIENTKIEWICZ HIT INTO DOUBLE PLAY SCORING JASON
    GIAMBI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J POSADA ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 4
    OAKLAND 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.200, 1-FOR-2)

    Yankees vs. AthleticsApr 13 11:53 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    BASES LOADED WALK TO ROBINSON CANO SCORED ALEX RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, R CANO ON FIRST, J POSADA ON SECOND, J
    GIAMBI ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 3
    OAKLAND 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D MIENTKIEWICZ (.143, 0-FOR-2)

    Yankees vs. AthleticsApr 13 11:51 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JORGE POSADA SCORED BOBBY ABREU.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J POSADA ON FIRST, J GIAMBI ON SECOND, A
    RODRIGUEZ ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 2
    OAKLAND 1 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: R CANO (.270, 0-FOR-2)

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    NY YANKEES 0 0 1 0 1 2 1
    OAKLAND 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 (TOP 5)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYY - KEI IGAWA
    OAK - DAN HAREN

    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: M CABRERA (.207, 1-FOR-1)
    J DAMON (.421, 0-FOR-1, BB)
    D JETER (.343, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Apr 13 11:30 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY ERIC CHAVEZ SCORED MIKE PIAZZA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    OAKLAND 1 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B CROSBY (.182, 0-FOR-1)

    Yankees vs. AthleticsApr 13 11:27 PM


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    AT OAKLAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BOBBY ABREU SCORED MELKY CABRERA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D JETER ON FIRST, J DAMON ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1
    OAKLAND 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: A RODRIGUEZ (.355, 0-FOR-0, BB)

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

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYY - KEI IGAWA
    OAK - DAN HAREN

    DUE UP FOR OAKLAND: B CROSBY (.190, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    T WALKER (.250, 0 HR, 1 RBI)
    J KENDALL (.154, 0 HR, 2 RBI)

    Apr 13 10:36 PM