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Cano can do it for Yanks
Moose gets early boost
The Yankees collected six two-out hits over the first two innings to jump out to a quick lead, and starter Mike Mussina got through 5 2/3 innings to earn the win. The big blow came from rookie Robinson Cano, who cracked a three-run double in the first inning.
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Yankees 4, Angels 2
Derek Jeter (right) greets Hideki Matsui and Gary Sheffield after they scored in the first. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
No comeback for Angels
Bartolo Colon settled down with five scoreless innings after allowing four runs over the first two frames, but was done in by his early struggles. The Angels couldn't overcome the deficit, despite rallying in the ninth off New York closer Mariano Rivera.
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October 4, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 9 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 7 0
Jeter, SS3120100.667
Rodriguez, A, 3B3000022.000
Giambi, 1B4121010.500
Martinez, 1B0000000.000
Sheffield, RF4120012.500
Matsui, LF4110011.250
Cano, 2B4013000.250
Posada, C4000001.000
Williams, DH4010010.250
Crosby, CF4000011.000

2B: Cano (1, Colon), Giambi (1, Colon), Williams (1, Shields).
TB: Jeter 2; Giambi 3; Sheffield 2; Matsui; Cano 2; Williams 2.
RBI: Cano 3 (3), Giambi (1).
2-out RBI: Cano 3; Giambi.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada; Sheffield 2; Rodriguez, A; Crosby.
GIDP: Matsui; Rodriguez, A.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Jeter (1, 2nd base off Colon/Molina, B).

Figgins, 3B4000021.000
Cabrera, SS4010000.250
Anderson, LF4000001.000
Guerrero, RF3110101.333
Erstad, 1B4011030.250
Molina, B, C4111001.250
1-Paul, PR0000000.000
Rivera, DH3020000.667
a-Kotchman, PH-DH1000001.000
Finley, CF3010011.333
Kennedy, 2B3000003.000

a-Popped out for Rivera in the 9th.
1-Ran for Molina, B in the 9th.

2B: Finley (1, Mussina).
HR: Molina, B (1, 7th inning off Sturtze, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Cabrera; Guerrero; Erstad; Molina, B 4; Rivera 2; Finley 2.
RBI: Molina, B (1), Erstad (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Kennedy 2.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Guerrero (1, 2nd base off Rivera/Posada).
CS: Guerrero (1, 2nd base by Leiter/Posada).

DP: 2 (Kennedy-Cabrera-Erstad, Figgins-Kennedy-Erstad).

Mussina (W, 1-0)5.25000400.00
Leiter 0.20000100.00
Sturtze 0.111100127.00
Gordon (H, 1)1.10000100.00
Rivera (S, 1)1.01111009.00
Colon (L, 0-1)7.08441605.14
Shields 2.01000100.00

HBP: Rodriguez, A (by Colon).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 98-67, Leiter 7-5, Sturtze 6-4, Gordon 16-11, Rivera 17-9, Colon 100-69, Shields 24-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 6-7, Leiter 0-0, Sturtze 1-0, Gordon 1-2, Rivera 1-2, Colon 7-8, Shields 1-4.
Batters faced: Mussina 22, Leiter 1, Sturtze 2, Gordon 4, Rivera 5, Colon 29, Shields 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Leiter 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Alfonso Marquez. LF: Joe West. RF: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:59.
Att: 45,142.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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