7:05 PM ET, August 31, 2009
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
BALTIMORE -- After an error ruined Andy Pettitte's bid for perfection, the left-hander's effort to console his dejected teammate was absolutely flawless.Pettitte retired his first 20 batters before a lamentable seventh-inning sequence spoiled both his perfect game and no-hit bid, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Monday night.
Pettitte Fast Facts
• Andy Pettitte passed Lefty Gomez for third place on the all-time Yankees wins list with No. 190.
• Pettitte had his longest career perfect game bid at 6 2/3 innings. His previous long was 4 2/3 innings in 2008 at Baltimore.
• Pettitte improved to 50-19 career in August. His .724 August win percentage stands third best all-time.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Key To Pettitte's Success
Andy Pettitte has been at his best during August. After taking a perfect game into the seventh inning against the Orioles on Monday, Pettitte finished the month with a 4-0 record and 2.50 ERA. The key to his improvement has been his off-speed pitches. Hitters have been missing them at a higher rate, and he has earned a strikeout in 41.1 percent of at-bats that end with an off-speed pitch.
|Category||First 4 Months||Aug.t|
The Yankees announced ticket prices for potential postseason home games. They range from $5 to $425, and some seats will cost less than they did during the regular season. Season-ticket holders will get the first chance to buy postseason tickets. The date for any public sale hasn't been determined yet. ... Orioles rookie Nolan Reimold's career-high run of reaching base in 17 straight games ended.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 13-5 (as of Mon 8/31)|
|Mon 4/6||@BAL 10, NYY 5||Recap|
|Wed 4/8||@BAL 7, NYY 5||Recap|
|Thu 4/9||NYY 11, @BAL 2||Recap|
|Fri 5/8||NYY 4, @BAL 0||Recap|
|Sat 5/9||@BAL 12, NYY 5||Recap|
|Sun 5/10||NYY 5, @BAL 3||Recap|
|Tue 5/19||@NYY 9, BAL 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/20||@NYY 11, BAL 4||Recap|
|Thu 5/21||@NYY 7, BAL 4||Recap|
|Mon 7/20||@NYY 2, BAL 1||Recap|
|Tue 7/21||@NYY 6, BAL 4||Recap|
|Wed 7/22||@NYY 6, BAL 4||Recap|
|» Mon 8/31||NYY 5, @BAL 1||Box Score|
|Tue 9/1||NYY 9, @BAL 6||Recap|
|Wed 9/2||NYY 10, @BAL 2||Recap|
|Fri 9/11||BAL 10, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/12||BAL 7, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Sun 9/13||@NYY 13, BAL 3||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Orioles|
|3rd||N Swisher homered to center.||1||0|
|5th||N Swisher doubled to right, R Cano scored.||2||0|
|8th||J Damon singled to right, D Jeter scored.||3||0|
|8th||R Cano doubled to right, J Damon and M Teixeira scored.||5||0|
|8th||M Mora homered to left center.||5||1|
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|Stadium||Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD|
|Attendance||25,063 (54.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||67 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Randy Marsh, Third Base - Lance Barksdale|