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ALDS Game 3: Yankees vs. Orioles

Raul Ibanez celebrates as he runs the bases

Raul Ibanez celebrates as he runs the bases after his ninth-inning pinch-hit home run against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 3 of the ALDS. (Oct. 10, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Joe Girardi has kept Alex Rodriguez in the No. 3 spot in the batting order, but he's in as the designated hitter as the Yankees return home for Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles with the series tied 1-1.

Hiroki Kuroda gets the start for the Yankees, while the Orioles send rookie right-hander Miguel Gonzalez to the mound.

First pitch is set to get underway at 7:30 p.m.

We will be updating each half-inning with the happenings of the game.

TOP 1ST: Nate McLouth singled past a diving Robinson Cano to lead off the game. J.J. Hardy followed with a fly out to center for the first out. McLouth attempted to steal second and had Russell Martin's throw beat, but was called out after appearing to come off the bag. Derek Jeter held the tag. Chris Davis lined out to second to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 0, Orioles 0.

BOTTOM 1ST: Derek Jeter struck out on five pitches. Ichiro Suzuki popped out to second baseman Ryan Flaherty. Rodgriguez grounded out to shortstop J.J. Hardy, who fielded and threw to first in plenty of time. SCORE: Yankees 0, Orioles 0.

TOP 2ND: Kuroda induced a broken-bat groundout to second from Adam Jones for the first out. Matt Wieters followed with a groundout to second for the second out. Jim Thome hit a sharp liner up the middle, but Kuroda got a glove on it and kept in front of him with enough time to field and throw to first for the final out. SCORE: Yankees 0, Orioles 0.

BOTTOM 2ND: Cano led off the inning with a ground out to second for the first out. Nick Swisher followed with a base hit over the glove of a reaching Gonzalez into right-center field. Mark Teixeira continued his postseason struggles as he grounded into a 3-6-3 double play to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 0, Orioles 0

TOP 3RD: Mark Reynolds grounded out to short for the first out. Flaherty followed with a home run to right field to put the Orioles on the board. Kuroda came back to strike out Manny Machado for the second out of the inning. McLouth added his second single of the night with a soft liner to left field. On a 3-1 count, McLouth broke and easily beat Martin's throw to the wrong side of the bar. But on the next pitch, Hardy lined out to short to end the inning. SCORE: Orioles 1, Yankees 0

BOTTOM 3RD: Curtis Granderson lead off with a swinging strike out for the first out. Martin followed with a double to left field. Eric Chavez hit low line drive to the right side that Mark Reynolds made a diving stop on and flipped to first to Gonzalez for the second out. Martin advanced to third on the play. In a six-pitch at-bat Jeter drove in the first Yankee run with a triple just out of the reach of Jones in right-center field. Ichiro lined out to center to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 1

TOP 4TH: Davis led off the inning with a four-pitch walk. Jones followed with a single just past a diving Chavez at third base to put runners at first and second with no outs. Wieters flied out to left field for the first out of the inning. Thome pulled a grounder to first, and Teixeria went to second for the force out, but Jeter didn't have time to get Thome for the double play. Kuroda tried to go inside on Reynolds but hit him to load the bases with two outs. Flaherty grounded softly to Kuroda, who flipped to first for the final out of the inning. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 1

BOTTOM 4TH: Rodriguez struck out to lead off the inning. Cano flied out to left for the second out. Swisher ended the inning with a ground out to first. SCORE: Yankees 1, Orioles 1

TOP 5TH: Machado led off the inning with a home run to left field. McLouth made the first out on a pop up to shallow left field. Kuroda got Hardy to strike out swinging for the second out and Kuroda's second strike out of the night. Kuroda hit his second batter of the night when he plunked Davis. Jones followed with a soft fly out to first base to end the inning. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

BOTTOM 5TH: Teixeira flied out to shallow right field where second baseman Ryan Flaherty made the play. Granderson then lined out to Flaherty for the second out. Martin followed with a line drive through the 5-6 hole for a two-out base knock. Gonzalez got Chavez to strike out swinging to end the inning. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

TOP 6TH: Wieters grounded out softly to Kuroda for the first out. Thome grounded out to Cano for the second out. Reynolds hit a sharp grounder to third, but Chavez got him in time at first. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

BOTTOM 6TH: Jeter led off the inning with a base hit up the middle. Ichiro hit a similar ball, but with the O's at double-play depth, Flaherty fielded and flipped to second for the first out. Ichiro was able to beat Hardy's return throw to first. Rodriguez struck out for the second out of the inning. Gonzalez also got Cano swinging for the final out of the inning and Gonzalez's sixth strike out of the game. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

TOP 7TH: Flaherty grounded out to Cano, who flipped to Teixeira at first for the out. Machado popped out to Eric Chavez, who made the play down the line despite a fan reaching for the ball. McLouth grounded out to second to end the inning. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

BOTTOM 7TH: Swisher struck out to lead off the inning. It was Gonzalez's third-consecutive strike out and his seventh of the game. Teixeira flied out to center for the second out. Granderson struck out swinging for the final out and Gonzalez's eighth of the game. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

TOP 8TH: Hardy grounded out to third base, and Chavez threw to first for the out. Davis flied out to left field for the second out. Kuroda got Jones swinging with three straight strikes for the final out of the inning. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

BOTTOM 8TH: Martin grounded out to third to lead off the inning. Chavez popped up to third for the second out. After a tough at-bat, Jeter went down swinging for the final out. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

TOP 9TH: Wieters lined out to first on a sharply hit ball for the first out, ending Kuroda's day. He went 8 1/3 innings and alllowed two runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Boone Logan came in in relief. With a lefty-lefty matchup, Logan got Thome to strike out. Girardi then made another move to the bullpen, putting in Rafael Soriano to face Reynolds. Soriano got Reynolds to strike out swinging. SCORE: Orioles 2, Yankees 1

BOTTOM 9TH: Ichiro flied out to left field for the first out of the inning off of Darren O'Day, who came in in relief. In a crucial situation, Girardi pinch-hit Raul Ibanez for Rodriguez against the right-handed Jim Johnson, who came in for O'Day. Ibanez hit a solo home run to right field to tie the game at 2. Cano grounded out to short for the second out. Swisher flied out to left to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2

TOP 10TH: Robert Andino singled on a line drive to left field to lead off. Machado laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Andino. Soriano threw to first for the out. McLouth hit a line drive to short and defensive replacement Jayson Nix, who stepped on second for the double play to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2

BOTTOM 10TH: Teixeira flied out to left for the first out of the inning. Granderson struck out swinging for the second out. Johnson got to ground out to short for a 1-2-3 inning. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2

TOP 11TH: David Robertson came in out of the bullpen and got Hardy to strike out swinging for the first out of the inning. Robertson got Chavez to strike out looking for the second out. Jones flied out to right field to end the inning. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2

BOTTOM 11TH: The Orioles brought in left-hander Brian Matusz in relief. Matusz got Chavez to strike out swinging for the first out. Nix, who came in for Jeter in the eighth inning, gave the ball a ride to left field, but it was caught on the track by McLouth. Ichiro fouled out to third, and Machado made the grab for the final out. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2

TOP 12TH: Wieters grounded out to first, and Teixeira took it himself for the out. Thome followed with a hard line drive to the right of Teixeira, who laid out to make the stop and flip to first for the out. Reynolds reached on an infield fly between the mound and the plate. Among confusion, Teixeira couldn't make the play. Robertson then got Andino to ground back to the mound. After bobbling, the ball, he tossed to first and just got the out. SCORE: Yankees 2, Orioles 2

BOTTOM 12TH: On the first pitch, Ibanez launches a walk-off home run into the left field stands. He originally came into the game to pinch-hit for Rodriguez. FINAL: Yankees 3, Orioles 2

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