Lackey returns to watch Angels rally, beat Yankees

Posted: 23rd October 2009 by Nick Poust in MLB
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Derek Jeter (left) and Alex Rodriguez stand in disbelief as their Yankees batted in the ninth. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) The Anaheim Angels held a 4-0 lead when manager Mike Scioscia walked out to the mound in the seventh inning. Starting pitcher John Lackey had just retired New York Yankees left-fielder and second-place hitter Johnny Damon on a weak flyout after loading the bases. The ace talked to catcher Jeff Mathis on the mound, discussing their strategy against the next hitter, Mark Teixeira, when he saw Scioscia making the slow walk his way. Immediately he was taken aback, and yelled ôThis is mine!ö at his manager, pleading for a chance to retire the YankeesÆ power hitter and put up his seventh scoreless frame. Scioscia wouldnÆt let him , taking the ball out of his hand t ...

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