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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.

Summary[]

Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees[]

New York wins the series, 4-2

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Seattle Mariners - 2, New York Yankees - 0 October 10 Yankee Stadium 54,481[1]
2 Seattle Mariners - 1, New York Yankees - 7 October 11 Yankee Stadium 55,317[2]
3 New York Yankees - 8, Seattle Mariners - 2 October 13 Safeco Field 47,827[3]
4 New York Yankees - 5, Seattle Mariners - 0 October 14 Safeco Field 47,803[4]
5 New York Yankees - 2, Seattle Mariners - 6 October 15 Safeco Field 47,802[5]
6 Seattle Mariners - 7, New York Yankees - 9 October 17 Yankee Stadium 56,598[6]

Game summaries[]

Game 1[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 0
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1

WP: Freddy Garcia (1-0)  LP: Denny Neagle (0-1)  SV: Kazuhiro Sasaki (1)  
HRs:  SEA – Alex Rodriguez (1)

Game 2[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 2
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 X 7 14 0

WP: Orlando Hernández (1-0)  LP: Arthur Rhodes (0-1)  
HRs:  NYY – Derek Jeter (1)

Game 3[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 13 0
Seattle 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 1

WP: Andy Pettitte (1-0)  LP: Aaron Sele (0-1)  SV: Mariano Rivera (1)  
HRs:  NYY – Bernie Williams (1), Tino Martinez (1)

Game 4[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 5 5 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

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 5[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 0
Seattle 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 X 6 8 0

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 6[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Seattle 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 7 10 0
New York 0 0 0 3 0 0 6 0 X 9 11 0

WP: Orlando Hernández (2-0)  LP: Jose Paniagua (0-1)  
HRs:  SEA – Alex Rodriguez (2), Carlos Guillén (1)  NYY – David Justice (2)

Composite box[]

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

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 2 1 5 3 1 6 9 4 31 57 1
Seattle Mariners 4 0 1 2 7 1 0 3 0 18 41 3

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


Series quotes[]

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 coverage[]

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.

Aftermath[]

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.

Notes[]

  1. 2000 ALCS Game 1 - Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
  2. 2000 ALCS Game 2 - Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
  3. 2000 ALCS Game 3 - New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
  4. 2000 ALCS Game 4 - New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
  5. 2000 ALCS Game 5 - New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.
  6. 2000 ALCS Game 6 - Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees. Retrosheet. Retrieved on 2008-07-01.

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