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NY Yankees 11, Baltimore 2

Sept. 26, 2003 at 7:17 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Andy Pettitte matched a career high in wins Friday, helping New York crush Baltimore in the first game of a doubleheader, 11-2.

Jorge Posada also tied a franchise record for home runs by a catcher in a season.

In his final start of the regular season, Pettitte (21-8) allowed an unearned run and six hits over five innings with a walk and three strikeouts. He matched his win total in 1996, when he finished second in the Cy Young voting behind Toronto's Pat Hentgen.

Posada hit his 30th homer, a three-run shot in the third that equaled the club record for catchers set by Yogi Berra in 1952 and 1956. Posada also went over the 100-mark in RBI for the first time in his career.

Juan Rivera, Alfonso Soriano and Aaron Boone also homered for the Yankees, who won their 99th game.

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