Posada returns, Pettitte leaves early in Yanks win

BY foxsports • May 30, 2009

New York manager Joe Girardi was more concerned with Andy Pettitte's health than the Yankee moving back atop the AL East for the first time in more than two years.

Girardi lifted Pettitte (5-1) with a three-run lead in the sixth inning to keep the left-hander from further straining his lower back and New York moved into first place in the division with a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.



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