Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Game 3: Live Score, ALDS Analysis
Joe Girardi is an absolute genius and should never be questioned about his lineup again.
After Alex Rodriguez couldn’t do anything at the plate, Girardi slotted Raul Ibanez to pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Yankees down a run. Ibanez crushed a Jim Johnson pitch in the right field stands to tie the game at 2-2.
Then in the bottom of the 12th inning, Ibanez hit a walk-off home run off of Brian Matusz to win the game for New York and to give his team a 2-1 lead in the ALDS.
Both Hiroki Kuroda and Miguel Gonzalez gave their team the opportunity to win, with neither offense doing much at the plate. It was the bullpen who blew the game for the Orioles, who will now have to win the next two games on the road in order to survive.
YANKEES 3, ORIOLES 2 F/12
Bottom 12: Orioles 2, Yankees 2
IBANEZ HITS ANOTHER BOMB AND THE YANKEES WIN 3-2!
Top 12: Orioles 2, Yankees 2
Robertson still throwing for the Yankees and gets Wieters to ground out to Teixeira to start the inning.
Teixeira makes a great play to rob Thome of a hit and there are two down in the ninth.
A fly ball in no man's land in front of the mound drops and Reynolds reaches first. Robertson, Teixeira and Martin were all staring at each other before Teixeira dove at it.
Andino grounds a ball back to Robertson which he boots, but recovers and tags Andino out at first before tagging the bag. Ugly inning in the field, but Robertson doesn't allow Reynolds to score.
Bottom 11: Orioles 2, Yankees 2
Brian Matusz comes in to pitch for the Orioles, replacing Johnson who blew the save in the ninth.
Chavez strikes out to start the bottom half of the 11th.
Nix flies out to the left field warning track, nearly sending Yankee Stadium into an absolute frenzy. The pitch, however, would've been ball four.
Ichiro fouls out to Machado and we'll play 12.
Top 11: Orioles 2, Yankees 2
David Robertson comes in to replace Soriano on the mound for New York.
Fans get in the way of Swisher trying to make a play in the stands. The fan couldn't be more happy about getting a ball that could've been in Swisher's mitt. Hardy strikes out for the first out.
Endy Chavez, hitting for Davis despite TBS showing Davis' line from tonight, strikes out.
Swisher retires Jones on a fly ball to right to end the inning.
Bottom 10: Orioles 2, Yankees 2
Johnson still out on the mound for the O's as he'll tackle the middle of the Yankee lineup.
Teixeira flies out to shallow left field for out No. 1.
Granderson strikes out and Johnson is an out away from extending this game another inning.
Martin grounds out to short and we'll play 11.
Top 10: Orioles 2, Yankees 2
Andino with a first-pitch single to left field to start the inning with Soriano still out on the mound.
Machado out on a sacrifice bunt that moves Andino over to second.
Nix turns an unassisted double play on a line drive right at him, tagging second where Andino couldn't get back in time. Girardi is looking like a genius tonight.
Bottom 9: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Jim Johnson in to pitch for the ninth.
Ichiro flies out to deep left field for the first out of the ninth.
Rodriguez is scheduled to hit, but Raul Ibanez pinch hits for him. Ibanez crushes a ball to deep right-center field and the game is tied 2-2!
Cano lines out to Hardy for the second out.
Swisher flies out to left field and the inning is over.
Top 9: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Jayson Nix replaces Jeter in the field. A smart move by Girardi since Jeter's defense has been poor and just was retired in the lineup. It also could be due to Jeter's ankle acting up. Kuroda still out there for the ninth despite his triple-digit pitch count.
Teixeira catches a line drive by Wieters for the first out.
Kuroda exits to a standing ovation. The final line of him: 8.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K. Boone Logan in to relieve him.
Logan strikes out Thome for the second out.
Logan now leaves in favor of Rafael Soriano.
Soriano strikes Reynolds out and that's it for the O's in the ninth.
Bottom 8: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Endy Chavez replaces Davis out in right field. Robert Andino is in at second base. Darren O'Day comes in to pitch.
The final line on Gonzalez: 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K
Martin grounds out to Machado for the first out.
Chavez fouls out to Machado at third for out No. 2.
Jeter strikes out to end the inning, the Yankees being down to their final three outs next time around.
Top 8: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Hardy grounds out to Chavez at third to start the eighth.
Davis skies a ball to left field which Ichiro is under for the second out.
Kuroda strikes out Jones to retire the side in order. We go to the bottom of the eighth from the Bronx.
Bottom 7: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Swisher strikes out to get the bottom half of the frame going. Gonzalez has been pitching incredibly well tonight.
Teixeira flies out for the second out of the inning. Gonzalez at just under 100 pitches after that at-bat.
Gonzalez strikes out Granderson on the 99th pitch of the night.
Top 7: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Flaherty grounds out to Cano for out No. 1. Kuroda at just 81 pitches.
Chavez makes a nice play on foul ground for the second out.
McLouth grounds out to Cano and that's it for the O's in the seventh.
Bottom 6: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
As MASN's Roch Kubatko tweets, this is the first time that rookie teammates have hit a home run in a postseason game, according to STATS LLC. That's pretty cool, and interesting that it's never happened before.
Jeter starts the inning off with a single up the middle.
Ichiro is too fast as he just beats out what could've been an easy double play. Jeter retired at second for the first out of the inning.
Rodriguez strikes out for the second time tonight for the second out of the sixth.
Cano strikes out and that's the end of the sixth.
Top 6: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Wieters grounds out for the first out of the inning.
Thome hits himself into a groundout of his own as it's a quick two outs for Kuroda.
Reynolds ground out as well as that's a very quick 1-2-3 inning for Kuroda.
Bottom 5: Orioles 2, Yankees 1
Flaherty makes a play way out in right field as Teixeira skies one for the first out.
Flaherty makes another out at second, only this time right at him from Granderson's bat.
Martin hits a single through the left side to extend the inning and pick up his second hit of the night.
Chavez strikes out on a full count and that's the end of the fifth. Through five, it's 2-1 O's.
Top 5: Orioles 1, Yankees 1
Machado crushes the first pitch he sees for a solo shot to left-center field and the O's re-grab the lead, 2-1.
McLouth flies out to left field on a running play by Ichiro down the line.
Kuroda strikes out Hardy on his 70th pitch of the night.
Davis gets hit in the upper arm on the first pitch.
Teixeira grabs a looper off the bat of Jones to retire the side, but not before the O's take a 2-1 lead.
Bottom 4: Orioles 1, Yankees 1
Rodriguez, who is hitting third and hasn't homered since Sept. 14 (71 at-bats), strikes out to start the inning.
Cano flies out to McLouth for out No. 2.
Reynolds makes another nice play to retire Swisher for the third out. Gonzalez with 54 pitches through the first four innings.
Top 4: Orioles 1, Yankees 1
As ESPN's Buster Olney tweets, Jeter limped out to short after the end of the inning and isn't moving around well. He's been playing hurt for a while now and that triple couldn't have helped.
Davis draws a leadoff walk from Kuroda.
Jones hits a single by Chavez and the O's have two on and nobody out. This could be the start of a big inning for Baltimore.
Ichiro snags a ball off the bat of Wieters for the first out.
Kuroda seems to be losing some of the control that he had early in this game. He's getting behind in several of the last at-bats.
Thome grounds into a fielder's choice as Teixeira first the ball to Cano at second for out No. 2. The throw from Teixeira was a little wide and that kept Cano from firing to first for a double play.
Reynolds gets hit on the first pitch and the bases are loaded for the O's. The ball actually hit him in the forearm and then the chest.
Flaherty grounds out right back to Kuroda as the Yankees escape a major jam in the fourth.
Bottom 3: Orioles 1, Yankees 0
Gonzalez makes quick work of Granderson as he strikes out on three pitches.
Martin rips a double to left field and the Yankees have a man in scoring position.
Great play by Reynolds at first as he flips to Gonzalez on a Chavez groundout. Martin moves over to third on the play as the game's tying run.
Jeter triples home Martin on a deep ball to center field. Not exactly sure why Jones was playing so shallow, but the ball kept carrying, dropped on the warning track and bounced off of the wall. Game tied at 1-1.
Jones handles a routine fly ball off the bat of Ichiro and the side is retired.
Top 3: Orioles 0, Yankees 0
Jeter throws out Reynolds for the first out, although it wasn't a terrific throw. He's really struggled defensively this postseason.
Flaherty turns on a slider from Kuroda for a solo blast to right field and the O's are up 1-0.
Machado goes down swinging for out No. 2.
McLouth hits a single to left-center as the O's will try to get a two-out rally going.
McLouth steals second (and stays on the bag) on a 3-1 pitch to Hardy.
Hardy hits a soft liner to Jeter and the side is retired, but not before Baltimore takes a 1-0 lead.
Bottom 2: Orioles 0, Yankees 0
Cano grounds out to Flahery on the first pitch for the first out.
Swisher nearly takes Gonzalez out as he singles up the middle for New York's first hit of the night.
Teixeira hits into a taylor-made double play to end the inning.
Top 2: Orioles 0, Yankees 0
Jones shatters his bat and grounds out to Cano for out No. 1.
Wieters hits a rocket at Cano which he plays on one hop for the second out. He's been busy early.
Thome is retired on a comebacker to Kuroda and the inning is over. So far, not many hard hit balls off of Kuroda.
Bottom 1: Orioles 0, Yankees 0
Gonzalez blows a fastball by Jeter to strike him out for the first out of the inning.
Ichiro flies out to Flaherty out in shallow right field and there's two down.
Rodriguez grounds out to Hardy and that's a quick inning for Gonzalez.
Top 1: Orioles 0, Yankees 0
Kuroda throws a first pitch strike as McLouth lines a foul ball down the right field line. He then straightens one out past Cano at second for a leadoff single.
Hardy flies out to center as the Orioles try and hit-and-run early in the first.
McLouth steals second, but over slides the bag and is tagged out. Showalter out to argue the call, but it looked pretty clear that he came off for at least a split second.
Davis hits a liner which Cano puts in his back pocket for the third and final out.
Mariano Rivera tosses out the ceremonial first pitch. He hasn't pitched since late-April with a torn ACL.
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