Yankees vs. Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 3

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Yankees vs. Orioles: Team Grades from ALDS Game 3
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With the series tied at one, the victor of a pivotal ALDS Game 3 would emerge with a chance to close the series in Game 4 on Thursday afternoon.

Advantage: New York Yankees.

Raul Ibanez delivered in crunch time for the Bronx Bombers, hitting the game-tying home run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the game-winning blast in the bottom of the 12th to give the Yankees a 3-2 win and a 2-1 lead in the series.

Solid starting pitching on both sides was all for naught, as it came down to the bullpens, with the Baltimore Orioles relievers, including closer Jim Johnson, stumbling once again.

Let's take a look at how the judges scored both squads.

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