Angels Hold Off Yankees, Extend Series

Los Angeles scores seesaw 7-6 victory to avoid elimination
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2009 10:37 PM CDT
New York's Alex Rodriguez, left, signals as Hideki Matsui slides in safely to give the Yankees a 6-4 lead in the seventh inning of tonight's Game 5.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Los Angeles Angels stayed alive in the American League Championship Series with a nail-biting 7-6 victory over the New York Yankees tonight. The Angels lost a big lead before pulling back ahead in the seventh inning, then saw the Yankees load the bases with two out in the ninth but fail to score. With the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies waiting, the teams play Game 6 on Saturday in New York, with the Yankees now holding a 3-2 edge.