Final

Series: Game 4 of 4

NY Yankees won 3-1

Game 1: Monday, September 26
NY Yankees11Final
in 10
Baltimore3
Game 2: Tuesday, September 27
NY Yankees9Final
Baltimore17
Game 3: Wednesday, September 28
NY Yankees2Final
Baltimore1
Game 4: Thursday, September 29
NY Yankees8Final
Baltimore4

Yankees 8

(94-65, 41-37 away)

Orioles 4

(71-88, 36-45 home)

7:05 PM ET, September 29, 2005

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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NYY 410010200 8 8 0
BAL 000000220 4 6 0

W: A. Small (10-0)

L: E. Bedard (6-8)

Aaron Small looks to remain undefeated for Yankees

NY Yankees (93-65) at Baltimore (71-87), 7:05 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- Journeyman pitcher Aaron Small has come up big on several occasions during the stretch drive for the New York Yankees.

Small tries to win his 10th game since mid-July when the Yankees wrap up their four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday.

With four contests remaining, New York leads by the Boston Red Sox by one game in the American League East and will finish the year with three contests at Fenway Park. The Yankees have won 14 of 17 overall.

The 33-year-old Small (9-0, 3.25 ERA) has won four of his five September starts. However, he returns to the rotation after Jaret Wright once again struggled, getting hit in the chest by a comebacker in a 7-4 loss to Toronto on Saturday. Small, who took over for Wright in the second, was stellar in long relief, yielding four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings.

Alex Rodriguez broke Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio's franchise record for single-season homers by a righthanded batter Wednesday to lead the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Orioles.

With 47 homers this year, Rodriguez moved past Boston's David Ortiz for the American League lead and raised his RBI total to 129.

Baltimore gives the ball to Erik Bedard (6-7, 3.74), who has just one win since May 21. He gave up two runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Saturday but did not get a decision.

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Gameday Matchup

 New YorkBaltimore
W-L95-6774-88
Night62-4551-58
Grass83-5862-78
Current StreakL1W3
Last 106-44-6

Pitching Matchup

New YorkBaltimore
A. Small
10-0, 3.20 ERA

Last Game:
9/29 at BAL
6.2 IP, 2 ER
Dec = Win
E. Bedard
6-8, 4.00 ERA

Last Game:
9/29 at BAL
2.0 IP, 5 ER
Dec = Loss

Gameday Lineups

NO.New YorkBaltimore
1. D. Jeter, SS B. Castro, 2B
2. A. Rodriguez, 3B C. Gomez, 1B
3. J. Giambi, 1B M. Mora, 3B
4. G. Sheffield, RF M. Tejada, SS
5. H. Matsui, LF J. Gibbons, DH
6. J. Posada, C J. Lopez, C
7. R. Sierra, DH B. Surhoff, LF
8. B. Williams, CF L. Matos, CF
9. R. Cano, 2B D. Newhan, RF