Yanks win 4-3 in 13 innings, take 2-0 lead over Angels
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez is turning this postseason into his personal showcase.
Coming through under pressure once again, Rodriguez hit a tying homer in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees edged the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Saturday night on Maicer Izturis' throwing error in the 13th for a 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series.
After the rain came and went on another chilly night, New York pulled out its latest late-inning thriller. The game ended at 1:07 a.m. when Izturis threw away Melky Cabrera's grounder to second base.
Alex Rodriguez homered off Brian Fuentes leading off the 11th inning, to tie the game at 3.
Los Angeles leadoff man Chone Figgins, who had been 0 for 18 in this postseason, gave the Angels a 3-2 lead with an RBI single in the top of the 11th off Alfredo Aceves, who had just relieved Mariano Rivera.