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MLB Game Summary - San Francisco at NY Yankees



(Sunday, September 22nd)

Final Score: San Francisco 2, NY Yankees 1

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Andy Pettitte was great in his last scheduled start at Yankee Stadium, but the San Francisco Giants spoiled his day and the Yankees' celebration of Mariano Rivera by dealing New York a crushing blow to its playoff hopes with a 2-1 victory.

The Yankees held a lavish pregame ceremony for the retiring Rivera and New York held a 1-0 lead behind five brilliant innings from Pettitte. It appeared to be setting up for another save from the Hall of Fame closer, but the Giants picked up a run in the sixth and another in the eighth.

Ehire Adrianza connected for his first major league homer off Pettitte in the sixth and a Tony Abreu RBI double in the eighth against David Robertson gave the Giants the lead and helped them salvage the finale of the three-game set.

The Yankees fell four games behind Cleveland for the final AL wild card spot and are also 4 1/2 games behind Tampa Bay, which holds the top wild card berth and will visit Yankee Stadium for a three-game series starting Tuesday.

Pettitte (10-11) left the field to a thunderous ovation after surrendering a leadoff double to Pablo Sandoval to start the eighth inning with the game tied at 1-1. He tipped his cap to the fans and was greeted by longtime teammate and injured captain Derek Jeter before reaching the dugout. The fans then continued chanting his name and he acknowledged the crowd with a curtain call.

Robertson, though, was unable to pick him up, as a grounder to first by Hector Sanchez advanced pinch-runner Nick Noonan to third and he scored easily on a double into right field by Abreu.

Rivera entered the contest and got five outs, but the Yankees could not scratch out a run to tie the contest despite having a great chance in the eighth inning.

Alex Rodriguez started the home eighth against Santiago Casilla with a single and pinch-runner Zoilo Almonte was stopped at third on a double into the right field corner by Robinson Cano. Alfonso Soriano then hit a hard grounder into the hole between short and third. Noonan made the stop and threw Almonte out at home.

After Curtis Granderson struck out, Eduardo Nunez singled into left field. Cano raced around third, but was gunned down at the plate by Juan Perez.

The Yankees went quietly in the ninth against Sergio Romo, who earned his 36th save. Javier Lopez (4-2) was credited with the win, striking out the only two batters he faced in the seventh after taking over for starter Yusmeiro Petit, who surrendered just a run on six hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings.

"To compete on the same mound against Mariano -- he toed the rubber before I did today," Romo said. "It was pretty sweet for me."

Mark Reynolds gave Petit his only blemish of the game with a leadoff homer in the third inning.

Pettitte retired the first 14 batters, then walked Sandoval before Sanchez flied harmlessly to left. He set down the first batter of the sixth before Adrianza drilled a pitch into the left field seats to tie the game.

The Yankees threatened in the seventh when Nunez led off with a single and Brendan Ryan added a one-out base hit. The runners moved up on a passed ball with Lopez pitching to pinch-hitter Vernon Wells, who eventually struck out. Ichiro Suzuki also fanned to keep the game tied.

Pettitte was charged with both runs on just two hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven-plus innings.

The day began with a celebration for Rivera, who had his No. 42 retired by the club in the famed Monument Park.

"It was a great day," said Rivera after the contest. "I didn't know what to feel, but when I got to the monument and saw my number retired, it was emotional.

"Today was a big day for me and my family. I appreciate what the organization did and how the fans supported me, but in the end it wasn't that great because we lost the game."

Game Notes

The Yankees outhit the Giants, 9-4, but were just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position ... Pettitte, whose 218 wins with the Yankees rank third in club history, is slated to make one more start next weekend when New York closes the season in Houston ... Among the former Rivera teammates to join the pregame ceremony were David Cone, Hideki Matsui, Tino Martinez, Paul O'Neill, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada, as well as former manager Joe Torre and John Wetteland -- the man who preceded Rivera as Yankees closer.

09/22 21:20:08 ET

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Local
Final
CHA 100
ORL 105
 
1st
DUKE 36
TEMPL 24
 
Final
CHA 100
ORL 105
 
Final
PHI 96
PHO 122
Final
ATL 99
DET 89
 
Final
TOR 124
MIL 83
 
Final
MEM 117
BOS 100
 
4th
OKC 88
BRK 93
 
4th
WAS 89
CLE 77
 
Final
MIN 92
SAN 121
 
4th
DAL 110
LAL 83
 
Half
DEN 59
NOP 49
 
10:30pm Tonight
POR
CHI
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
UTA
1:00pm Today
BUF 0
KSU 0
3rd
RICE 17
UTEP 6
 
2nd
SDST 13
AFA 0
 
1st
UTST 7
SJST 0
 
Final
COC 50
TEXAM 59
Final
DREX 70
USC 72
Final
GWEBB 72
CLEM 70
Final
MIAMI 79
AKR 51
Final
UCONN 75
DAY 64
Final
NEV 60
SHU 68
Final
LONG 81
UNCG 79
Final
ARKPB 46
VALPO 59
 
Final
WVU 70
BC 66
Final
TOWS 58
CCST 49
 
Final
YALE 70
ILLCH 58
 
Final
IOWA 63
SYR 66
 
Final
HAMP 82
ALCOR 69
 
Final
ODU 70
LSU 61
Final
KENT 89
BU 65
 
Final
SCAR 63
CHAR 65
 
Final
UVA 59
GWU 42
Final
WCU 72
HIWASSEE 53
 
Final
GT 78
MAST 69
 
Final
RIDE 78
LEH 74
 
Final
MSU 87
LOYC 52
 
Final
CMICH 76
MAINE 48
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
MNTST 0
 
Final
BAY 60
PVU 45
 
Final
HOF 66
USB 65
 
Final
OREG 78
TOL 68
 
Final
UGA 82
TROY 60
 
Final
STAN 89
UNLV 60
 
Final
FAIR 36
WOFF 54
 
Final
EMICH 71
YOUNG 62
 
Final
MON 73
COOK 50
 
Final
FIU 74
FLMEM 48
 
Final
KSU 74
SILL 51
 
Final
CAL 55
TEX 71
 
Final
GMAS 58
NMU 69
 
Final
ILL 107
PEAY 66
 
Final
ARK 99
DELST 71
 
Final
MCNST 85
JCHR 70
 
Final
NDST 68
KNST 55
 
Final
OKST 82
UWMIL 68
 
Final
LATU 73
MORE 64
 
Final
SDKST 74
NDAK 72
 
Final
XAV 81
STEPH 63
 
1st OT
UF 59
LAMON 56
 
2nd
WAKE 61
IONA 74
 
2nd
GRCN 48
FAM 26
 
2nd
COLST 50
UGST 52
 
2nd
WASU 41
IDST 41
 
2nd
WEBER 30
ILLST 44
 
2nd
AUB 51
LALAF 42
 
2nd
LOU 41
MARS 27
 
2nd
ORST 28
ORU 20
 
2nd
SD 36
SHSU 36
 
2nd
UTAH 56
UCR 27
 
1st
DUKE 36
TEMPL 24
 
1st
CORN 31
PSU 21
 
1st
CPSL 15
DEL 10
 
1st
SEAT 9
WASH 5
 
10:30pm Tonight
LBSU
KYST
10:35pm Tonight
AMER
PBY
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
PITT
Final
CLB 3
BOS 4
 
Final
PIT 4
NYI 5
 
7:00pm Tonight
BUF 0
NYR 0
 
1st Intermission
EDM 0
NJD 0