The Yankees Sweep the Twins Away.

Shinrai AquinoContributor IOctober 12, 2009
Sunday night was a big night at the Metrodome in Minnesota as the game is going to determine whether there will be a game 4 or will the Yankees move forward to the American League Championship Series.

The Yankees' starter was "Mr. Iron Gaze" Andy Pettitte who had 14 wins in the post-season. He may be a force in the mound but the remaining members of the team must bring some actions too.

And actions and dramas were plenty in the game.

Twins' first hit is from Cuddyer the tagger.
After tagging Matsui and stepping into the bag for the double play in the top of the fifth, Michael Cuddyer started the bottom of the inning line up and gave the Twins their first hit in a 0-2 count.

But that's all there was for the Twins' first baseman as he got into a force out when Jason Kubel hit in the right field.

If Cuddyer tags, A-Rod ties.

Top of the 7th. Teixeira grounded out and A-Rod's on full count, but nothing could stop the aggressive Alex Rodriguez from helping his team. Just one hit, just one home run to tie the game. Again.

And tie the game, A-Rod did. It was his second post season home run and tying run. The third baseman's last home run, also against the Twins, was a 2-run homer in the the ninth inning that tied the game 2 of the series on Friday night.

A-Rod also scored in the top of the ninth on Robinson Cano's RBI single.

Posada, more than a catcher.
Bottom of the eight. Nick Punto hit a double off Phil Hughes' 94 MPH fastball. But with Span's groundball, the Yankees made sure that no run shall score.

With a quick pick, Jeter threw the baseball home to Posada. But giving up a run was not enough. In a flash, Posada fired to A-Rod tagging Punto who was late to get back on the third base.

Mo, the closer.

Cuddyer may be able to hit a single against Mo's 92 MPH cutter, but the Sandman struck out the next two batters, Jason Kubel and Delmon Young. The Yankees were then one out away. The last batter in the box was Brendan Harris, but he grounded out to Jeter to Texeira.
Mo also broke Joe Mauer's bat with a 91 MPH cutter at the bottom of the 8th.
Old Guard Pettitte
More than Rivera closing the game, Andy Pettitte also made his contribution as part of the Old Guard, which includes Jeter, Posada and Rivera. He struck out 7 and allowed only 3 hits in 6 1/3 innings and made his 15th post-season win.

The New York Yankees sealed the game with 4-1 win against the Minnesota Twins.

Their celebration will not just be for the series sweep against the Minnesota Twins as they are moving forward to the ALCS. They are going to face the LA Angels.

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