New York Yankees

The End Justifies The Yanks.

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 09:  Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees hits a walk off home run in the eleventh inning as Joe Mauer #7 the Minnesota Twins looks on in Game Two of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 9, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Shinrai AquinoContributor IOctober 10, 2009
If there is one thing that the Yankees are good at, besides Baseball, it's late inning drama.

They've done it before, and they did it again in the Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Twins.

Never mind if A.J. Burnett allowed 3 hits and 5 walks while the pitchers after him, excluding Phil Coke who only pitched against Joe Mauer, allowed 9 more hits. And it no longer matter if the Yankees only had 7 hits. They slept better than the Twins.

The first run was from captain Jeter in the sixth inning driven by A-Rod's sharp ground ball to the left field. And yet again, A-Rod helped the Bombers tie the game as he hit a 2-run homer in the ninth inning.

It was a tough night. The Yankees sent seven pitchers from the bullpen after Burnett while the Twins sent five. The last to pitch was Jose Mijares and had to face Mark Teixeira.

There was no second deck text, but the first baseman of the Yankees hit a solo home run close to the left foul pole, his first walk-off home run. It was so close that the crowd went on a microsecond pause before being driven into euphoria.

Mark Teixeira was the hero of the night. He put one more score on board for the Yankees and gave the Bombers 2-0 lead in the ALDS.

As expected, the wild A.J. Burnett secured a pie on the hero's face.

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