LOS ANGELES—The following is a play-by-play account of the ALCS Game 4, as written by Mike Penner with FOX40.com affiliate LATimes.com. Information is delayed by about 10 minutes:
TOP OF THE NINTH INNING (Yankees 10, Angels 1)
BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING (Yankees 7, Angels 1)
Figgins grounds to short. A leadoff dynamo who scored 114 runs during the regular season, Figgins is only 2-for-28 with one run during this postseason. Abreu strikes out. On Sabathia's 101st pitch of the night, Hunter grounds to short. The Angels are one inning away from joining the Dodgers -- down 3-1 in the league championship series.
TOP OF THE EIGHTH INNING (Yankees 7, Angels 1)
Swisher is hit in the foot by a pitch. Brett Gardner runs for Swisher. With Cabrera at bat, Gardner is caught stealing. Cabrera walks. Matt Palmer replaces Santana as the Angels pitcher. Jeter hits a high infield chopper that Aybar grabs with his bare hand and fires to first for the out. Cabrera takes second on the play. Damon hits a two-run home run to right field. Buck calls it a 400-foot home run. Teixeira pops to second.
BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH INNING (Yankees 5, Angels 1)
Graphic shows that Sabathia is a diehard Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors fan. So that's it: He takes out his frustration against American League hitters. Right away, he strikes out Morales and Napoli. Aybar grounds to first. A 1-2-3 inning for Sabathia, who has thrown barely 90 pitches.
TOP OF THE SEVENTH INNING (Yankees 5, Angels 1)
Posada strikes out. This is news. For the first time tonight, the Yankees leadoff hitter doesn't reach base. Matsui grounds to second. Cano strikes out. Another good inning for Santana.
BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH INNING (Yankees 5, Angels 1)
Hunter walks on a full-count pitch. Guerrero singles to right, Hunter moving to second. Rivera grounds into a 6-3 double play, Hunter taking third. Kendrick lines to first. Angels waste a two-men-on, none-out opportunity.
TOP OF THE SIXTH INNING (Yankees 5, Angels 1)
Ervin Santana now pitching for the Angels. New pitcher, same result. Jeter singles to center. Six innings, six Yankees leadoff hitters reach base. Damon grounds to first, Jeter taking second. Teixeira grounds to second, Jeter moving to third. Rodriguez strikes out on a full-count pitch. That's his first out in four at-bats.
BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH INNING (Yankees 5, Angels 1)
Kendrick grounds to second. Morales homers to center field. That breaks a streak of 10 consecutive Angels retired by Sabathia. A very sullen home crowd finally has something to cheer about. Napoli singles down the third base line. Aybar, after fouling off four pitches, singles to center, Napoli stopping at second. Figgins forces Aybar at second, Napoli moving to third. Abreu flies to center.
TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING (Yankees 5, Angels 0)
Teixeira hits a sharp single to left. For the fifth time in five innings, the Yankees put the leadoff hitter on base. That`s it for Kazmir. Television cameras catch a frustrated Kazmir trudging up the ramp to the clubhouse and throwing his glove to the ground. Jason Bulger replaces Kazmir and immediately yields a home run to left field to Rodriguez. Two-run homer, Yankees lead, 5-0. Posada walks. Bulger is on a quick hook. Two batters, and he's done. He is replaced by Darren Oliver. As Matsui strikes out, Posada steals second. Cano hits a deep fly to center; it's going to hit the fence but Hunter decoys that he is going to catch it. Posada straddles second base, waiting to tag. Sure enough, the ball hits the fence, and Posada can only move to third on a double by Cano. Swisher taps back to Oliver, who throws to Napoli, who runs Posada back to third base, which will soon be occupied by Cano. Napoli tags both runners, both runners appear to be off the base, but McClelland rules Cano safe at third. Angels come up on the short end of that decision. In the end, it doesn't hurt them as Cabrera ends the inning by forcing Swisher at second.