Raul Ibanez tied the game with a pinch-hit two-run homer in the ninth inning and won it with a run-scoring single in the 12th as the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 to maintain their one-game American League East lead heading into the regular season’s final day.
Ichiro Suzuki raced home on a two- out error in the 14th inning to give the New York Yankees a 10-9 victory over the Oakland Athletics and keep them a game ahead of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East.
The smallest player in the Giants’ lineup again had the biggest hit as Cody Ross singled in the first run in San Francisco’s 3-0 win against the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Championship Series.
Cody Ross hit a pair of solo home runs and Tim Lincecum outpitched Roy Halladay as the San Francisco Giants defeated the host Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 in the opening game of the National League Championship Series.
Chris Iannetta hit a two-run homer in the second inning as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the New York Yankees 7-1, while the New York Mets shut out the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 in Major League Baseball games.
The New York Yankees are on the brink of elimination from the American League Championship Series, and probably will be missing one of their top players as they try to overcome a 3-1 deficit to the Texas Rangers.