Posted September 29, 2013 on AP on Fox
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When Andy Pettitte envisioned how his final start would play out, he imagined a lot of scenarios. Pitching a complete game was definitely not one of them. But the 41-year-old left-hander did just that, throwing a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2006 to lead the New York Yankees over his hometown Houston Astros 2-1 on Saturday night. "It couldn't end any better," Pettitte said, trying to hold back tears. Two days after Mariano Rivera's finale in front of an emotional crowd at Yankee Stadium, Pettitte followed his teammate into retirement and left only Derek Jeter left from the Core Four who earned five World Series rings with the Yankees since 1996. Pettitte said the last week of this season has been difficult for him. "It's been terrible because I know it's over," Pettitte said. "It's a shame you get old." Chris Carter singled with two outs in the ninth, ending a string of 11 straight batters retired by Pettitte. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came to the mound, ha...
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