10:05 PM ET, September 8, 2008
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
Pudge, Hunter tossed as tempers flare during Angels' rout; Eiland passes out
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- On the way to their biggest victory of the season, the Los Angeles Angels showed they're in fighting form.Ivan Rodriguez and Torii Hunter got into a bench-clearing scuffle in the sixth inning Monday night, when the Angels scored six runs en route to a 12-1 victory over the New York Yankees that reduced their magic number to two for clinching the AL West title.
• The Angels have now won 12 of their last 17 games against the Yankees.
• The 11-run margin of victory is L.A.'s biggest over New York since it won 14-3 on Aug. 31, 1996.
• The Yanks lost a game started by Carl Pavano for the first time since June 22, 2005. New York had won his previous six starts.
-- ESPN Research
Guerrero grounded into his major league-leading 27th double play, breaking the club record set by Lyman Bostock in 1978. ... The Angels improved to 13-4 in their last 17 home games against the Yankees. ... Angels RHP Jered Weaver was scratched from Tuesday's start because of cuts on the middle and ring fingers of his pinching hand. He'll be replaced by Ervin Santana (15-5), who was set to close out the series Wednesday. Scioscia said the earliest Weaver could return is Thursday. ... Derek Jeter went 0-for-3 with a walk and remained tied with Babe Ruth for second on the Yankees' career hit list with 2,518. ... Yankees team co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said Girardi will return for his second season as manager next year.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 7-3 (as of Mon 9/8)|
|Thu 7/31||LAA 12, @NYY 6||Recap|
|Fri 8/1||LAA 1, @NYY 0||Recap|
|Sat 8/2||@NYY 8, LAA 2||Recap|
|Sun 8/3||@NYY 14, LAA 9||Recap|
|Fri 8/8||@LAA 10, NYY 5||Recap|
|Sat 8/9||@LAA 11, NYY 4||Recap|
|Sun 8/10||@LAA 4, NYY 3||Recap|
|» Mon 9/8||@LAA 12, NYY 1||Box Score|
|Tue 9/9||NYY 7, @LAA 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/10||@LAA 4, NYY 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Angels|
|1st||A Rodriguez singled to right, J Damon scored, B Abreu to second.||1||0|
|1st||M Teixeira hit sacrifice fly to left, C Figgins scored.||1||1|
|3rd||B Wood homered to left.||1||2|
|6th||S Rodriguez homered to left.||1||3|
|6th||M Teixeira grounded out to second, C Figgins scored, G Anderson to second.||1||4|
|6th||V Guerrero homered to left, G Anderson scored.||1||6|
|6th||B Wood singled to right center, J Rivera scored, M Napoli to second, M Napoli scored, B Wood to second on error by right fielder B Abreu.||1||8|
|7th||V Guerrero doubled to left, G Anderson scored, M Teixeira to third.||1||9|
|7th||G Matthews doubled to deep right center, M Teixeira and V Guerrero scored.||1||11|
|8th||B Wood homered to left.||1||12|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||41,025 (90.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||70 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Ed Rapuano, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor|