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By NEWSDAY | October 5, 1997
CLEVELAND -- If it isn't bad enough that David Cone is out of the American League Division Series with shoulder tendinitis, there are questions now about Andy Pettitte's back. The New York Yankees don't think Pettitte's ailment is all that serious, but it was learned yesterday that he suffered from lower-back spasms in the days before his disappointing Game 2 start.Pettitte cruised through three scoreless innings before being shelled in the fourth and fifth innings in the Yankees' 7-5 defeat on Thursday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2012
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it was a difficult decision to not start veteran designated hitter Jim Thome , the club's most experience postseason player, in Sunday's American League Division Series opener at Camden Yards againtst New York Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia . Thome did receive the start in Monday's Game 2 against veteran lefty Andy Pettitte . Thome, 42, is a career .214 hitter against the 40-year-old Pettitte in...
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,Sun Staff Writer | September 15, 1995
The New York Yankees' headliners are David Cone and Jack McDowell. But the key to their wild-card hopes may be a pitcher named Andy Pettitte.The rookie left-hander whipped off his fourth straight win last night, beating the Orioles, 5-4, before 44,289 at Camden Yards, surviving a scare in the final inning to pull the Yankees into a tie with Seattle for the AL wild-card lead.The Orioles trailed 5-2 going into the bottom of the ninth, showing no signs of life. After Bobby Bonilla's two-run homer in the first inning, Pettitte had made them look awful.
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By Jeff Barker | April 16, 2012
Seven-time Cy Young Award-winner Roger Clemens is on trial today - again - for allegedly lying to Congress, and that means the spotlight will again find Brian McNamee, the pitcher's former personal trainer. McNamee has said he injected Clemens on numerous occasions with steroidsand human growth hormone. But the man I'll be thinking about is Andy Pettitte, Clemens' longtime friend and teammate. Here's the thing about steroid cases - they have the potential to rip up friendships and clubhouses.
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By The New York Times | February 12, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee will face off at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform tomorrow without testimony from two other ballplayers or a steroid distributor who had also been scheduled to testify, the committee announced last night. Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner, says he never used performance-enhancing drugs. McNamee, the former trainer, says he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone. They will be joined by Charlie Scheeler, a Baltimore lawyer, who led the staff work on the investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in baseball compiled by former Sen. George Mitchell.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 27, 1997
NEW YORK -- Long before New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte suffered a seventh-inning meltdown yesterday, the Orioles had softened him with left-handed jabs, including one powerful shot from Brady Anderson.With six right-handed bats in their reconfigured lineup, the Orioles eventually toppled Pettitte because of his poor control and possibly fatigue. Last year's Cy Young Award runner-up allowed seven runs on eight hits. Five of the runs and three of the hits came during the Orioles' six-run seventh inning.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1996
ATLANTA -- The first time it was a mismatch, but New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte is looking forward to the rematch. He'll face off again against presumptive National League Cy Young Award winner John Smoltz tonight, hoping to bounce back from a rocky performance in the opener to send the 92nd World Series back to Yankee Stadium."
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2005
As the umpires huddled about 10 yards away, Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte tried to stay sharp, soft tossing pitches to catcher Brad Ausmus, hoping to maintain the form that allowed him to plow through the Orioles' lineup for 5 2/3 innings. But in the five minutes that the consultation, initiated by Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli, lasted, something changed drastically for both Pettitte and the Orioles. When play resumed, the Orioles' bats suddenly didn't look so defenseless. Melvin Mora hit an RBI single and Miguel Tejada slammed a two-run home run as the Orioles scored three two-out runs in the sixth and three more runs in the eighth to put away Pettitte and the Astros, 6-1, before 24,659 last night at Camden Yards.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 20, 2003
NEW YORK - Sometimes, you have to wonder if Andy Pettitte is wearing camouflage. The veteran left-hander is the winningest New York Yankees pitcher of his generation - and, incidentally, one of the winningest postseason pitchers of all time - and he still manages to blend into the woodwork of baseball's most star-studded starting rotation. Pettitte won 21 games during the regular season, but all anybody wanted to talk about was David Wells' literary excesses, Roger Clemens' 300th victory and the star-crossed season of Cuban defector Jose Contreras.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1996
NEW YORK -- The pitching matchup was too good to be true. The winningest pitcher in the National League took on the winningest pitcher in the American League in the first game of the 92nd World Series, which figured to make for a very suspenseful evening at Yankee Stadium.In theory.Atlanta Braves right-hander John Smoltz held up his end, carrying a no-hit bid into the fifth inning last night, but Yankees 21-game winner Andy Pettitte wilted under an early-inning offensive barrage that turned Game 1 into a Bronx bummer.
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By Phil Rogers | December 26, 2010
Given the wear and tear on credit cards everywhere this time of year, it's easy to think you can always buy happiness. But spending isn't always the solution to your problems, even if you're the Yankees. With Cliff Lee having turned down $132 million and Andy Pettitte seemingly headed for retirement, the Yankees are stunningly short on starting pitching. They are counting on Phil Hughes and A.J. Burnett behind CC Sabathia , with rookie Ivan Nova and journeyman Sergio Mitre the next-best options.
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By Dave van Dyck, Tribune reporter | October 18, 2010
NEW YORK — He has won more postseason games than any pitcher in baseball history, and he works in the media capital of the world for the most famous team in American sports. Yet the Yankees' Andy Pettitte is being overshadowed for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday by a pitcher who has been traded three times within a calendar year. Maybe it's because Pettitte, a low-key 38-year-old, is old news. But more likely it's because of the New York media's fascination with Cliff Lee, who almost became a Yankee but instead wound up with the Rangers on July 9. There is still time for Lee to become a Yankee — he's an impending free agent, and the Yankees could be looking to replace Pettitte with another lefty — but for now Lee's goal is for the Rangers to steal an ALCS game on the road.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | September 1, 2009
Had New York Yankees third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. been able to field Adam Jones' routine ground ball in the seventh inning Monday night, Andy Pettitte's dominating performance might well have been a historic one. It's impossible to know whether Pettitte would have been able to retire the final six batters to complete the first perfect game - for or against them - in Orioles history. But with the way Pettitte was pitching and whom he was pitching against in the Yankees' eventual 5-1 victory, it was easy to imagine the possibilities.
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By FROM SUN STAFF AND NEWS SERVICES | January 27, 2009
Zvonareva reaches Australian semifinals tennis Vera Zvonareva ran off 11 straight games in a 6-3, 6-0 win over Marion Bartoli at the Australian Open today to reach the semifinals for the first time in 25 majors. The 24-year-old Russian's best performance in six previous trips to Melbourne was the fourth round - she had gone out in the first round at the Australian Open three times, including last year. And she made the quarterfinals at the 2003 French Open. Seventh-seeded Zvonareva, who hasn't dropped a set in five matches, rallied from an opening service break to dominate 2007 Wimbledon finalist Bartoli in the remainder of their quarterfinal.
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By Dan Connolly | January 1, 2009
Of all the baseball moments I covered in 2008, two stand out the most. In March, I was among more than 100 journalists in Tampa, Fla., watching Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte squirm and dodge while explaining when and why he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Pettitte had denied usage but came clean after he was accused in the Mitchell Report and mentioned as a user by a former trainer. Pettitte had a reputation as a good and honest guy, and his forced admission and orchestrated apology perfectly illustrated how pathetic the steroids scandal had become.
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By Newsday | December 26, 2008
The New York Yankees have no regrets about their December spending spree, a source said Wednesday, but their offseason pickups might be done, perhaps leaving no room for Andy Pettitte. The Yankees are comfortable with their outlay of $423.5 million for Mark Teixeira (Mount St. Joseph), CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, the source said, for several reasons. They believe they got the best players on the market and ones that filled true needs. They had massive payroll coming off the books in the form of Jason Giambi, Bobby Abreu, former Oriole Mike Mussina, Pettitte and Carl Pavano, and even after the three big additions, their 2009 payroll should be slightly below that of 2008.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2002
NEW YORK - Left-hander Andy Pettitte began his season with six scoreless innings in the New York Yankees' home opener. He closed it by winning five straight decisions and 10 of his last 11. It's what happened in between that makes his finish, and tonight's assignment against the Anaheim Angels in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, so improbable. Pettitte missed two months after going on the disabled list, retroactive to April 16, with left elbow tendinitis, and was scratched from an Aug. 31 start with lower-back stiffness.
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By PETER SCHMUCK and PETER SCHMUCK,peter.schmuck@baltsun.com | September 21, 2008
News item: The New York Yankees will allow fans onto the field for a three-hour period today before ceremonies begin to celebrate the final game ever played at Yankee Stadium. My take: Nice touch. Fans can file past the monuments and walk around the warning track, but there will still be that one drunk guy who has to be subdued in center field in the seventh inning. I just hope it's not Reggie Jackson. News item: Chris Waters will start for the Orioles tonight. Andy Pettitte will be the starter for the Yankees.
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