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Yankees Win 4-3 In 13 Innings

Alex Rodriguez is leading all AL players still playing in the postseason with a .368 batting average, three home runs and eight runs batted in after hitting a game tying homer in the eleventh inning in the Yankees 4-3 win over the Angels in thirteen innings.

Alex Rodriguez is leading all AL players still playing in the postseason with a .368 batting average, three home runs and eight runs batted in after hitting a game tying homer in the eleventh inning in the Yankees 4-3 win over the Angels in thirteen innings on Saturday night in Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees seem to be destined to be the 2009 World Series champions after taking a 2-0 lead in the ALCS.

It took them 13 innings to take a 4-3 win over the Angels last night. The Yankees scored single runs in the second on a Robinson Cano triple and in the third on a Derek Jeter homer.

The Angels scored their first runs in the sixth inning on a single by Erick Aybar and a A.J. Burnett wild pitch that enabled Aybar to score to tie the game at 2-2.

Neither team would score again till the eleventh inning as both teams scored when Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer of the postseason  to tie the score at 3-3. Chone Figgins had given the Angels the lead in the top of the frame when he hit safely for the first time in the postseason and finished the game at 1-19 for the postseason.

The Yankees walked off with a 4-3 win when Maicer Izturis made a throwing error that allowed the winning run to score.

David Robertson took the win while Ervin Santana took the loss. Mariano Rivera pitched two and-a-third innings of scoreless baseball in relief while Brian Fuentes blew the save when he gave up the home run to Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez continued to show he is ready to be Mr.November since Reggie Jackson already owns the Mr. October title if he can carry his good hitting into November.

He leads all hitters still currently in the postseason with a .368 batting average, three home runs and seven runs batted in.

The Yankees have outhit the Angels 23-12 and are hitting .288 while the Angels are hitting .154. They are outslugging the Angels .413 to .205.

The best Angels hitters are not hitting well after the first two games as indicated in these stats:

Bobby Abreu 0-9

Vladimir Guerrero 2-11

Kendry Morales, Erick Aybar and Juan Rivera 0-8

Chone Figgins 0-7

Those six Angels are 2-35 in two games and unless they start hitting the ALCS could be over as early as Tuesday.

Today’s Matchups

Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

Gametime: 8:07 ET on TBS

Starting Pitchers: Cliff Lee will take the mound for the Phillies with a 1-0 record and a 1.10 ERA after two postseason starts. He has allowed only two runs in 16 innings. Hiroki Kuroda will be making his first start of the postseason for the Dodgers.




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