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GAME OF THE DAY

Yankees close out stadium with a win

September 22, 2008|From the Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Mariano Rivera finished what Babe Ruth started 85 years ago, and New York bid farewell to Yankee Stadium with a 7-3 victory over Baltimore on Sunday night.

Derek Jeter was pulled with two outs in the ninth inning and jogged off the field to a raucous cheer.

Johnny Damon and Jose Molina hit home runs to back Andy Pettitte (14-14), who helped the Yankees win four World Series titles and six American League pennants from 1996 to 2003.

New York finished 4,133-2,430-17 at Yankee Stadium, originally built in 284 days for $2.5 million. The team is moving next year to a $1.3-billion stadium across the street.

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