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Close to Qlinch: Quinlan leads Angels over Yankees 4-2

Robb Quinlan singled with the bases loaded in the 5th inning and cashed in 3 runs off of New York Yankees starter Andy Pettite to lead the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a coronation ceremony away from the American League Western Division crown. Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez became only the 2nd player in history to record 56 saves in a season. The victory went to Angels spot starter Dustin Moseley, called into duty because of small cuts to the fingertips of Angel starter Jered Weaver.

Moseley was runner-up for hero of the game, as he bounced back from a rough 1st inning where he gave up 2 runs on 1 hit - he balked one of the runs in. He went on to hold the Yankees to just 2 more hits over the next 4 frames and a series of Angel relievers held the Bronx Bombers at bay in their final appearance outside of the Eastern time-zone for the 2008 season.

Panther of the Game: Robb Quinlan