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Share TweetJoe Saunders was asked to keep the Orioles' season alive on Thursday night with the team down, 2-1, in its matchup with the New York Yankees.
Starting to jog, Rivera continues to improveUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetA day after he threw out the first pitch ahead of Game 3 of the American League Division Series, injured Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said that his right knee has healed well enough that running has entered the picture.Share TweetThe Orioles and Yanks are in the 12th inning as they decide Game 4 in the Bronx. Nate McLouth's home run had given Baltimore the lead, but Robinson Cano and New York countered in sixth.
Ibanez's heroics prompt social media eruptionUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetThe bedlam that broke out in the Bronx on Wednesday with Raul Ibanez's pair of home runs to lift the Yankees to a 3-2 win in 12 innings over the Orioles in Game 3 of the American League Division Series spilled over into social media.Share TweetOakland announced that the team will remove the tarps that covered the seats on the third deck of the main grandstand for Games 1 and 2, opening up 11,698 new seats for a potential ALCS matchup against the Yankees or Orioles.Share TweetNEW YORK (AP) -- Slumping Alex Rodriguez has been dropped to fifth in the New York Yankees' batting order and ailing Derek Jeter has been shifted to designated hitter for Game 4 of the AL division series.Share TweetJerry Girardi, the father of Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, died Saturday in Metamora, Ill., at age 81.
Kobe Bryant Is Not Happy About Alex Rodriguez Being Yanked From Last Night's GameUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetSo we all know the story by now. An embattled Alex Rodriguez gets pinch-hit for by a 40-year-old Raul Ibanez in the bottom of the ninth in a 2-1 game. Ibanez homers to tie the game, A-Rod does his part by looking joyous, and then Ibanez hits another hom…Source: deadspin.com
Leading Off: Coast to Coast, Comeback FeverUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetNinth-inning comebacks by the A's and the Yankees on Wednesday night provided sportswriters with many story lines.Source: nytimes.comShare TweetManager Joe Girardi said right-hander Phil Hughes would start Game 4 against the Baltimore Orioles even if the New York Yankees were facing elimination.Source: ESPN.com
Baltimore Orioles headed up by Dan Duquette and Buck Showalter may not have enough to beat Yankees, but they are on right trackUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetWhen he was named Oriole GM a little less than a year ago - the last man standing after a half-dozen execs declined to be interviewed, and one, Toronto Blue Jays scouting director Tony LaCava, turned down the job - Dan Duquette knew what he had to do.Source: nydailynews.comShare TweetPinch-hitting for A-Rod, Raul Ibanez forced extras with a homer. In the 12th, Ibanez struck again, lifting New York past Baltimore 3-2. And a Yankee legend was born, writes Ted Keith.
Rauuuuuuuuul times two! IbaÃ±ez goes deep twice, joins Yankees folkloreUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetWith just two swings of the bat in Game 3 of the ALDS, slugger Raul IbaÃ±ez turned in one of the greatest performances in postseason history and entered the immortal pantheon of New York Yankees folklore. And he didn't even enter the game until the nint…Source: yahoo.com
Win deserved but elusive for strong KurodaUpdated Oct 11, 2012 Share TweetIt had been a week since Hiroki Kuroda last took the mound but more than a month since he delivered a performance like he did on Wednesday in the Yankees' 3-2 win in 12 innings over the Orioles in Game 3 of the American League Division Series.
Highlight Of The NightOct 11Orioles top Yankees in 13 innings to force Game 5.
John Clayton's Last CallOct 11Upsets. Crazy plays. Debatable play calls. Incredible kicks. Week 6 had it all, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: Week 6 PicksOct 11Last week: 12-2, .857. Year to date: 43-34, .558 Pittsburgh 27, Tennessee 14. The talk in Pittsburgh will be about Ben Roethlisberger?s shot at breaking Terry Bradshaw?s record for career passing yards?he needs a 300-yard game in Nashville to do it?but …
Biggest NFL games of Week 6 -- John Clayton's First & 10Oct 11It's a crucial weekend for three slumping NFC teams, writes John Clayton.
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL PickOct 11The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 88-181 through five weeks, which means they're giving up an astonishing 36.2 points per game. They're on pace...