Yankees, Torre Still in the Game

8-4 win in the Bronx keeps playoff hopes and manager's job alive for one more day
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2007 2:19 AM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens delivers against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning during Game 3 of an American League Division Series baseball game Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at Yankee Stadium...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Trailing 0-2 in the ALDS and behind 3-1 in the fourth inning of last night's game, the Yankees finally rallied for an 8-4 win against Cleveland, reports the New York Daily News. The victory keeps the Yanks in the playoffs and Joe Torre at their helm; owner George Steinbrenner decreed yesterday that Torre's out of a job if the Yankees lose this series.

Johny Damon sparked the fifth-inning rally with a three-run homer to bail out Roger Clemens, who gave up three runs in 2 1/3 innings. Phil Hughes picked up the win with 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief, and the one-two punch of Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera allowed Cleveland just one more run to finish off the night.