Rodriguez homers late, Yankees winAlex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York, New York), commonly nicknamed A-Rod, is a Dominican American baseball infielder. He is the starting third baseman for the New York Yankees, after having played shortstop for the Texas Rangers and Seattle belted a game-tying home run in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees Editing of this page by unregistered or newly registered users is currently disabled due to vandalism. went on to beat the Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Angels 4-3 in 13 innings Saturday to stretch their lead in the American League Championship Series
A throwing error by the Angels' Macier Izturis brought the game to an end after five hours and 10 minutes - the latter innings played in cold, steady rain.
The victory gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series from which the winners advance to the World Series.
Pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston Jerry Wayne Hairston, (born February 16, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama), is a former Major League Baseball player, and is the father of current major leaguers Jerry Hairston, Jr. and Scott Hairston. He is currently the hitting coach for the Bristol White Sox. jnr had opened the bottom of the 13th with a single off losing pitcher Ervin Santana.
Brett Gardner sacrificed and Robinson Cano was intentionally walked to bring up Melky Cabrera.
Cabrera hit a bouncing grounder between first and second and Izturis made the dubious decision to throw back across his body to get the force out at second base.
The throw eluded shortstop Erick Aybar and trickled behind third base, where Chone Figgins fumbled it. Hairston raced home for the winning run, sending Yankees fans who held on through the rain home happy at 1:07 in the morning.