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The 2000 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees and the Wild Card Seattle Mariners. The Yankees had advanced to the Series after beating the Western Division Champion Oakland Athletics in the ALDS 3 games to 2 and the Mariners advanced by beating the Central Division Champion Chicago White Sox 3 games to none. The Yankees won the Series 4 games to 2 and went on to defeat the New York Mets in the World Series.

SummaryEdit

Seattle Mariners vs. New York YankeesEdit

New York wins the series, 4-2

GameScoreDateLocationAttendance
1Seattle Mariners - 2, New York Yankees - 0October 10Yankee Stadium54,481[1]
2Seattle Mariners - 1, New York Yankees - 7October 11Yankee Stadium55,317[2]
3New York Yankees - 8, Seattle Mariners - 2October 13Safeco Field47,827[3]
4New York Yankees - 5, Seattle Mariners - 0October 14Safeco Field47,803[4]
5New York Yankees - 2, Seattle Mariners - 6October 15Safeco Field47,802[5]
6Seattle Mariners - 7, New York Yankees - 9October 17Yankee Stadium56,598[6]

Game summariesEdit

Game 1Edit

Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Seattle 000011000 2 50
New York 000000000 0 61
WP: Freddy Garcia (1-0)  LP: Denny Neagle (0-1)  SV: Kazuhiro Sasaki (1)  
HRs:  SEA – Alex Rodriguez (1)

Game 2Edit

Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Seattle 001000000 1 72
New York 00000007X 7 140
WP: Orlando Hernández (1-0)  LP: Arthur Rhodes (0-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Derek Jeter (1)

Game 3Edit

Friday, October 13, 2000 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington

Team 123456789RHE
New York 021001004 8 130
Seattle 100010000 2 101
WP: Andy Pettitte (1-0)  LP: Aaron Sele (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Bernie Williams (1), Tino Martinez (1)

Game 4Edit

Saturday, October 14, 2000 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000030020 5 50
Seattle 000000000 0 10
WP: Roger Clemens (1-0)  LP: Paul Abbott (0-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Derek Jeter (2), David Justice (1)

In one of the most dominant pitching performances in postseason history, Roger Clemens struck out an ALCS-record 15 batters in a complete game one-hit shutout of the Mariners. Clemens carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, when Seattle's Al Martin lined a leadoff double off first baseman Tino Martinez's glove for the Mariners' only hit of the game. Clemens would have become just the second person in postseason history to throw a no-hitter, joining fellow Yankee Don Larsen, who threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

Game 5Edit

Sunday, October 15, 2000 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington

Team 123456789RHE
New York 000200000 2 80
Seattle 10005000X 6 80
WP: Freddy Garcia (2-0)  LP: Denny Neagle (0-2)  
HRs:  SEA – Edgar Martínez (1), John Olerud (1)

Denny Neagle accounted for the loss in each game Seattle won; Freddy Garcia beat him each time.

Game 6Edit

Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York

Team 123456789RHE
Seattle 200200030 7 100
New York 00030060X 9 110
WP: Orlando Hernández (2-0)  LP: Jose Paniagua (0-1)  
HRs:  SEA – Alex Rodriguez (2), Carlos Guillén (1)  NYY – David Justice (2)

Composite boxEdit

2000 ALCS (4–2): New York Yankees over Seattle Mariners

Team 123456789RHE
New York Yankees 021531694 31 571
Seattle Mariners 401271030 18 413

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Total attendance: 309,828   Average attendance: 51,638

Series quotesEdit

A slow roller but Martinez doesn't run well, Jeter up with it...start spreading the News, New York, New York!

Bob Costas, calling the final out of the series.

It was total dominance.

Joe Torre, on Roger Clemens' 15 strikeout, one-hit shutout in Game 4.

Television coverageEdit

Game 6 is the last baseball game that NBC has televised to date. In Houston, due to the coverage of the 2000 Presidential Debate, KPRC-TV elected to carry NBC News' coverage of the debate while KNWS-TV carried NBC's final baseball game.

AftermathEdit

Alex Rodriguez would leave the Mariners for the Texas Rangers after this series for a 10 year, $250 million deal. Three seasons later, Rodriguez was traded to the Yankees.

The Yankees would go on to beat the New York Mets in the first Subway Series since 1956, 4 games to 1.

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