Alex Rodriguez is putting all those playoff failures behind him, and the LA Angels are turning the AL championship series into a defensive debacle. Coming through under pressure once again, Rodriguez hit a tying homer in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees edged Los Angeles 4-3 last night on Maicer Izturis' error in the 13th for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. "Wow, what a game," Rodriguez said.
After the rain came and went on another chilly night, New York pulled out its latest late-inning thriller and remained unbeaten in this year's playoffs. The game ended at 1:07am when Izturis threw away Melky Cabrera's grounder to second base. It marked another sloppy performance by the Angels, and finished a game that lasted 5 hours, 10 minutes. "I was a little aggressive there," Izturis said. "I'm not scared to be aggressive. Unfortunately, it cost us the game."