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A History Of The Yankees At Dodger Stadium

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Joe Torre and Don Mattingly were in the first base dugout the last time the Yankees visited Dodger Stadium
Joe Torre and Don Mattingly were in the first base dugout the last time the Yankees visited Dodger Stadium

The Dodgers have won 10 of the 14 games against the Yankees at Dodger Stadium, including four World Series and one previous regular season tilt:

1963 World Series, Game 3 - Dodgers 1, Yankees 0:  Behind a shutout by Don Drysdale, the Dodgers took a 3-0 series lead over the Yankees; New York starter Jim Bouton issued ball four to five batters in his seven innings

1963 World Series, Game 4 - Dodgers 2, Yankees 1:  Sandy Koufax threw his second complete game of the series, out-dueling Whitey Ford as the Dodgers wrapped up their third championship in nine seasons.

1977 World Series, Game 3 - Yankees 5, Dodgers 3:  After splitting the first two games in New York, the Yankees scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to break a 3-3 tie.  Dusty Baker hit a three-run home run earlier in the game.

1977 World Series, Game 4 - Yankees 4, Dodgers 2:  Doug Rau was chased without recording an out in the second inning as the Yankees took an early 3-0 lead.  Despite Rick Rhoden's seven innings of relief, Ron Guidry proved too tough for the Dodgers to overcome, earning the complete game win for a 3-1 series lead for New York.

1977 World Series, Game 5 - Dodgers 10, Yankees 4:  The Dodgers exploded for nine runs in the middle innings behind home runs by Steve Yeager and Reggie Smith, giving Don Sutton the victory.  In his final at-bat of the game, the lightly-regarded Reggie Jackson hit a home run, but to my recollection was never heard from again in the series

1978 World Series, Game 1 - Dodgers 11, Yankees 5:  Just two days after the sudden death of his mentor Jim Gilliam, Davey Lopes slammed two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Dodgers to an emotional win in the series opener.

1978 World Series, Game 2 - Dodgers 4, Yankees 3:  With the tying and go-ahead runs on base and two outs in the ninth inning, this game ended with an epic nine-pitch battle between Jackson and 21-year old rookie fireballer Bob Welch.  The duel ended with a vicious swing by Jackson, but the ball found Steve Yeager's mitt, and the Dodgers headed to New York up 2-0.

1978 World Series, Game 6 - Yankees 7, Dodgers 2:  The Yankees won their fourth straight game, to take the series, and Jackson got his revenge on Welch with a two-run home run in the seventh to put the game out of reach.

1981 World Series, Game 3 - Dodgers 5, Yankees 4:  In a battle of the two Rookie of the Year Award winners, Fernando Valenzuela out-dueled Dave Righetti as the Dodgers cut the Yankees' series lead to 2-1.  Valenzuela walked seven and allowed nine hits, but stayed in to complete a 147-pitch complete game.

1981 World Series, Game 4 - Dodgers 8, Yankees 7:  A home run by Jay Johnstone and an RBI single by Bill Russell tied the game in the sixth, and the Dodgers scored two more in the seventh inning to take their first lead of the game.

1981 World Series, Game 5 - Dodgers 2, Yankees 1:  Ron Guidry took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, but was taken deep in back-to-back at-bats by Pedro Guerrero and Steve Yeager to give the Dodgers the lead.  Jerry Reuss made the slim lead stand up, pitching all nine innings and giving the Dodgers a 3-2 series lead heading back to Yankee Stadium

June 18, 2004 - Dodgers 6, Yankees 3:  In a battle between former and current Dodger Jeff Weaver, and former and current Yankee Javier Vazquez, the Yankees took an early 3-0 lead.  The Dodgers stormed back, scoring the final six runs, taking the lead on a Juan Encarnacion double in the sixth inning.  Eric Gagne got the save, striking out Bernie Williams looking to end the game

June 19, 2004 - Yankees 6, Dodgers 2Hideki Matsui's three-run home run in the first inning off Hideo Nomo was enough to give Brad Halsey the victory.  Nomo did take Halsey deep in the fifth inning, the fourth and final home run of Nomo's career.

June 20, 2004 - Dodgers 4, Yankees 3:  The Dodgers took a 4-0 lead in the second inning, and despite a Yankee comeback, it held up, giving Jose Lima the victory.  Gagne allowed a home run to Jason Giambi to open the ninth inning, but retired Gary Sheffield, Jorge Posada, and Matsui to end the game.