A-Rod Does it Again!
ALCS Game 2 – NYY 2-0
Yankees 4 Angels 3 (13 innings)
The Yankees struck first with a two out rbi triple by Robinson Cano that scored Nick Swisher early on in the game. They tacked on another run in the third inning courtesy of a Derek Jeter home-run. The Angels tied score at 2 in the fifth inning and took the lead in the 11th on a Chone Figgins rbi single down the left field line. The Yankees were now down 3-2 in the bottom of the 11th and A-Rod led off the inning. A-Rod took two fastballs basically right down the middle to get into an 0-2 hole, but on the next pitch Fuentes left a fastball up and out over the plate and A-Rod deposited it into the right field seats to tie the game at 3. It was A-Rod’s third home-run of the playoffs and every one of his homers has either given the Yankees the lead or tied the game. Both the Yanks and the Angels had their chances to take the lead in the 12th but squandered their chances. Pinch hitter Jerry Hairston Jr. led off the bottom of the 13th with a line-drive single to center. Later in the inning with 1 out and Hairston on second and Cano on first, Melky Cabrera grounded into the hole between second and first. Maicer Izturis fielded the ball with his momentum towards first base and decided to throw off balance to second base in order to try to turn the double play. Izturis’ throw to second went into left field and Hairston scored the winning run from second base. The Yankees have taken a commanding 2-0 series lead and Alex Rodriguez has really stepped up so far in this postseason. If A-Rod keeps producing, the Yankees will be awfully hard to beat.