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Yankees 4, Twins 1
October 11, 2009
Summary: The Yankees closed the door on the series with a brilliant pitching performance from Andy Pettitte, who picked up his 15th career postseason win. A base-running gaffe by Nick Punto help the Yankees keep a late lead, which the Bombers cushioned with a pair of runs in the ninth. Mariano Rivera, who came into the game in the eighth to retire likely MVP Joe Mauer, picked up his 34th career postseason save.
Key stat: A-rod hit a game-tying homer in the seventh inning off Carl Pavano and Jorge Posada broke the tie with another solo shot two batters later.
(Credit: John Keating)
Our seven-man baseball playoffs crew talked to the Yankees and Phillies Tuesday so you didn't have to. Here is what they wrote.
I did not talk to any Yankees or Phillies Tuesday, but I did write this story about the high price of Game 6 tickets. The secondary ticket market has become much more mainstream and efficient since the last time the Yankees got this far in 2003. Check out the latest offerings here.
Game 5 averaged 10.6 percent of U.S. homes and 17.1 million viewers against tough competition, including from "Monday Night Football." Several fellow ratings nerds roped me into conversations in the press box Monday about whether a baseball game that was a blowout until the final couple of innings would beat a close football game in viewership. It did, 17.1 million to 12.4 million.
On his weekly Sirius XM show, Reggie Jackson talked about Chase Utley, who has tied his record with five home runs in a World Series.
Here is his conversation with co-host Gary Williams, as transcribed by Sirius:
Williams: "You can't crawl in his mind but when you're doing something historic which he's doing but his team is still facing a 3-2 deficit, he's not going to get caught up in it, is he?"
Photo: John Keating