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Yanks-A's Stat Pack

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Yanks-A's Stat Pack

The Bronx Bombers have won 10 of the last 11 vs the A's at the Coliseum.

Yankees vs A'sLast 11 Games at Coliseum
NYY OAK
Wins 10 1
Runs 56 21
AVG .241 .180
HR 13 8
Starters ERA 2.09 6.19
Innings Led 73 17
Only A's win: Braden "get off my mound" game in 2010

Highest Winning Pct at ColiseumSince 2004 (A.L.Teams)
Yankees .700 (21-9)
Angels .551 (43-35)
Rangers .506 (40-39)
Blue Jays .488 (20-21)
Royals .476 (20-22)

Nick SwisherA.L. Ranks -Among Right Fielders
.236 Average -- 9th
7 Home Runs -- 4th
27 RBI -- 2nd
11 Doubles -- T-2nd
.304 OB -- 11th
.458 Slug -- 3rd
.763 OPS -- 6th

Josh ReddickA.L. Ranks - Among Right Fielders
.272 Average -- 3rd
11 Home Runs -- 2nd
24 RBI -- T-3rd
8 Doubles -- 9th
.337 OB -- 5th
.527 Slug -- 1st
,864 OPS -- 1st

Oldest Avg Age of MLB Roster Age Win
Yankees 31.5 .523
Phillies 31.1 .500
Red Sox 29.8 .500
Rockies 29.8 .372
Rangers 29.6 .600

Youngest Avg Age of MLB Rosters Age Win
Royals 26.4 .395
Nationals 27.4 .591
Astros 27.5 .477
Mariners 27.6 .447
Orioles 27.7 .622

Highest Career Avg at Coliseum(min 120 PA)
Ichiro Suzuki .362
Derek Jeter .348
Brian Harper .345
Chili Davis .342
U.L. Washington .339
With 3 hits this weekend, Derek Jeter would pass George Brett on the All-Time Hits list:All-Time Hit Leaders10-15
10. Willie Mays 3,283
11. Eddie Murray 3,255
12. Nap Lajoie 3,252
13. Cal Ripken 3,184
14. George Brett 3,154
15. Paul Waner 3,152
15. Derek Jeter 3,152
Where has A-Rod's Power gone? Slug ABHR
2007 .645 10.8
2008 .573 14.6
2009 .532 14.8
2010 .506 17.4
2011 .461 23.3
2012 .444 22.9

Worst AVG with RISPA.L. Teams since May 1st
Yankees .161
Rays .220
Mariners .221
Royals .229
Red Sox .246
A's: .260 --3rd Highest

Leading A's hitters vs the Yankees
Kurt Suzuki .328 (38-116), 4 HR, 8 Doubles, 18 RBI
Jemile Weeks .345 (10-29), 3 Doubles, 3 RBI
Jonny Gomes .274 (45-164), 10 HR, 6 Doubles, 1 Triple, 30 RBI

Ryan Cook's 22.2 inning scoreless streak is tied for 8th longest by an Oakland Reliever. It is the longest by an A's reliever since Brad Ziegler's 39 inning scoreless streak to start his M.L. Career in 2008.

Longest Scoreless Streaks This Season
Gio Gonzalez WASH 25.0
Chris Capuano LAD 24.2
Brandon Morrow TOR 23,2
Ryan Cook OAK 22,2
Clayton Kershaw LAD 22.0
Active Streaks

Tyson Ross needs to find a way to get Left-handed batters out:vs LHB vs RHB
AVG .389 .253
AB 72 79
Hits 28 20
Walks 10 6
OPS .956 .652
Highest Among A.L. Starters

Highest Run SupportSince 2011 (min 200 IP) REC
Derek Holland TEX 7.2 19-8
Ivan Nova NYY 6.7 20-6
Jon Lester BOS 6.3 18-12
Max Scherzer DET 6.3 18-12
Rick Porcello DET 6.2 17-13

Vallejo-native, free agent-to-be Sabathia after Yankees loss: 'This is my home'

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Vallejo-native, free agent-to-be Sabathia after Yankees loss: 'This is my home'

C.C. Sabathia couldn't save the Yankees' 2017 season. And now he has a decision to make.

After nine seasons in New York, the 37-year-old hits the free agent market this winter.

With career earnings nearing $250 million and a 2009 World Series ring already on his resume, would the Vallejo-native consider coming home to play for the A's? That's a question that was posed to NBCSportsBayArea.com Insider Joe Stiglich last week.

While it's a possibility, based on comments after Saturday's ALCS Game 7 loss to the Astros, it sounds like Sabathia doesn't want to leave The Bronx.

“I feel like this is a young team, and we will turn this into something great. This is my home, and I want to see this thing through," Sabathia told reporters, according to The Associated Press.

Astros win two straight vs Yankees, advance to take on Dodgers in World Series

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Astros win two straight vs Yankees, advance to take on Dodgers in World Series

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HOUSTON -- Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series.

Just four years removed from their third straight 100-loss season in 2013, the Astros shut down the Yankees for two straight games after dropping three in a row in the Bronx.

Next up for the Astros: Game 1 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. Los Angeles opened as a narrow favorite, but Houston aces Dallas Keuchel and ALCS MVP Justin Verlander will have plenty of rest before the matchup begins at Dodger Stadium.

Houston has never won even a single World Series game. The only previous time the Astros made it this far, they were a National League team when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox in 2005.

Now, manager A.J. Hinch's club has a chance to win that elusive first title, while trying to boost a region still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.

Houston improved to 6-0 at Minute Maid Park in these playoffs and became the fifth team in major league history to win a seven-game postseason series by winning all four of its home games.

Morton bounced back from a loss in Game 3 to allow two hits over five scoreless innings. Starter-turned-postseason reliever McCullers limited the Yankees to just one hit while fanning six over the next four.

Combined, they throttled the wild-card Yankees one last time in Houston. Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and their New York teammates totaled just three runs in the four road games.

CC Sabathia entered the game 10-0 with a 1.69 ERA in 13 starts this season after a Yankees loss. But he struggled with command and was gone with one out in the fourth inning.

Houston was up 2-0 in fifth when former Yankees star Brian McCann came through for the second straight game by hitting a two-run double after snapping an 0-for-20 skid with an ground-rule RBI double to give Houston its first run on Friday night.

The Yankees, trying to reach the World Series for the first time since 2009, lost an elimination game for the first time this season after winning their first four in these playoffs. New York struggled on the road this postseason, with this loss dropping the team to 1-6.

After going 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position through the first three innings, the Astros got on the board with no outs in the fourth with the 405-foot shot by Gattis off Sabathia which made it 1-0.

Altuve launched a ball off Tommy Kahnle into the seats in right field with one out in the fifth for his fifth homer this postseason. It took a while for him to see that it was going to get out, and held onto his bat until he was halfway to first base before flipping it and trotting around the bases as chants of "MVP" rained down on him.

Altuve finished 8 for 25 with two homers and four RBIs in the ALCS after hitting .533 with three homers and four RBIs in the ALDS against Boston.

Carlos Correa and Yuli Gurriel hit consecutive singles after that before Kahnle struck out Gattis. McCann's two-strike double, which rolled into the corner of right field, cleared the bases to push the lead to 4-0. Gurriel slid to avoid the tag and remained on his belly in a swimming pose at the plate for a few seconds after he was called safe.

It was just the second Game 7 in franchise history for the Astros, who dropped Game 7 to the Cardinals in the 2004 NLCS 13 years ago today.

Sabathia allowed five hits and one run while walking three in 3 1/3 innings. He wasn't nearly as sharp as he was in a Game 3 win and just 36 of the 65 pitches he threw were strikes.

Morton got into trouble in the fifth, and the Yankees had runners at the corners with one out. Bregman fielded a grounder hit by Todd Frazier and made a perfect throw home to allow McCann to tag Greg Bird and preserve Houston's lead. McCann held onto the ball despite Bird's cleat banging into his forearm. Chase Headley grounded out after that to end the inning.

A night after Springer kept Frazier from extra-bases with a leaping catch, Judge returned the favor on a ball hit by Yuli Gurriel. Judge sprinted, jumped and reached into the stands to grab his long fly ball before crashing into the wall and falling to the ground for the first out of the second inning.

Springer had another nifty catch in this one, jumping in front of Marwin Gonzalez at the wall in left-center to grab a ball hit by Bird for the first out of the seventh inning.