By Bad Seed
It was Saturday October 17th, 2009. Under inclement conditions, the Yanks prevailed over the Angels in a five-hour-plus classic to gain a 2-0 lead in the ALCS. Down one in the 11th, Alex Rodriguez hit a game-tying blast to negate a Chone Figgins go-ahead single, and in the 13th, a Maicer Izturis throwing error allowed Jerry Hairston Jr. to score the game-winner.
A.J. Burrett was the starting pitcher for the Yankees while Joe Saunders pitched for the Angels. Game Recap: In the 2nd inning Robinson Cano tripled to right center, Nick Swisher scored. In the 3rd inning, Derek Jeter hit a home run so the Yanks were up 2-0. In the 5th, Aybar singled to center, Izturis scored for the Angels first run. Still in the 5th, Aybar scored, Figgins to third, Hunter to second on wild pitch by A Burnett, so the game was tied at 2. In the 11th, Figgins singled to left, Matthews scored, Figgins to second advancing on throw. ARod homered to right to tie the game in the 11th. In the 13th inning, Melky Cabrera grounded into fielder's choice to second, Jerry Hairston Jr. scored on throwing error by second baseman Izturis, Robinson Cano was safe at second on the throwing error by second baseman Izturis.
The game was 5 hours 10 minutes. Yankee stadium held 49,922 fans which was 95.6% capacity. It was 47 degrees.
The Yanees are: Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Jorge Posada, Hideki Matsui, Robinson Cano, Melky Cabrera, Nick Swisher, Jose Molina, Brett Gardner, C.C. Sabathia, A. J. Burnett, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, Mariano Rivera, Joe Girardi, Andy Pettitte, Alfredo Aceves, Tina Martinez through out the first pitch, Dave Winfield was in attendance along with Jogi Berra. The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the series before going on to win the ALCS in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium.
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