ML Baseball Playoffs; Oakland Stays Alive, Yankees Win in 12
The ALDS series games both finished in dramatic fashion Wednesday night. The Yankees downed Baltimore 3-2 in 12 innings to take a 2 games to 1 series lead. Raul Ibanez pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez in the 9th inning and hit a solo homerun to force extra innings and Ibanez hit a solo homerun in the 12th inning to win the game. The Yankees host Baltimore in Game 4 tonight at 6:37.
Oakland scored 3 9th inning runs off Tigers closer Jose Valverde to win game 4 and force a deciding Game 5 in Oakland tonight. Seth Smith hit a 2-run double off Valverde in the 9th before Coco Crisp hit a walk-off RBI single to win the game. The series is tied at 2 games apiece and Game 5 will be in Oakland at 8:37 tonight.
St. Louis blanked Washington 8-0 to take a 2 games to 1 series lead in the NLDS Wednesday afternoon. Cris Carpenter threw 5 2/3 innings with 7 hits and 0 runs allowed to get the win. Game 4 of the series is today at 3:07 in Washington.
San Francisco defeated Cincinnati 8-3 in Cincy Wednesday afternoon. Pablo Sandoval had 3 hits, a homerun and 3 RBIs for the Giants. The series in tied at 2 games apiece and deciding Game 5 is today at 12:07pm in Cincinnati.