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Saturday, October 13, 2012

O's Drop A Heartbreaker In Extras

The Birds were two outs away from taking Game 3 in the Bronx, but the Yankees tied it up in the ninth and won it 3-2 in the 12th.

Miguel Gonzalez was incredible, allowing just a run on five hits over seven innings, walking none and striking out eight. Darren O'Day pitched a scoreless eighth  and it was up to Jim Johnson to close it out...Johnson got one quick out before giving up a game-tying homer to Raul Ibanez, who was pinch-hitting for a slumping A-Rod. Ibanez hit a lead-off walk-off homer against Brian Matusz in the 12th to give New York a 2-1 edge in the best-of-five series.

Offensively, the O's couldn't get much going...the only two runs scored came on solo homers from Ryan Flaherty and Manny Machado, who became the first rookies in the history of the game to hit their first homers in the same postseason game.

The O's now need to win on Thursday to force a Game 5, and will send Joe Saunders to the mound.

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