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Angels report: Notes, quotes

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--The Angels and Yankees combined to hit six home runs in Game 3, tying the ALCS record for home runs in a game (one short of the major league record). The Yankees had not given up a home run in their first five postseason games this season until Kendrick went deep in the fifth inning Monday.

--With two outs and none on in the ninth inning of Game 3, manager Mike Scioscia elected to have closer Brian Fuentes intentionally walk Alex Rodriguez, putting the go-ahead run on base in a tie game. Scioscia could only remember doing that with one other hitter -- Barry Bonds in the 2002 World Series against the Giants. "We won the World Series, so it must have (worked)," Scioscia said. It worked this time, too, when Fuentes retired pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston Jr. to end the inning.

--The Yankees will start LHP CC Sabathia on three days' rest in Game 4, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided before the series started that he would not do that with RHP John Lackey. Instead, he will use four starters, and LHP Scott Kazmir will start Game 4. If we have pitching depth, it makes sense to use it," Scioscia said.

22 -- Games between playoff home runs for Vladimir Guerrero. He hit a game-tying grand slam in Game 3 of the 2004 ALDS loss to Boston, then no more until a two-run, game-tying home run in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the ALCS on Monday.

"That was an emotional roller-coaster. We were up, we were down. We were up, we were down. I have a headache now." -- CF Torii Hunter on the Angels' Game 3 victory.

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