Saturday, December 1, 2012

ALCS GAME 3: "Oh, Mickey you're so fine"

Game 3 - Yankee Stadium
Denny McLain vs Al Downing
This game looked like another high scoring affair with Detroit scoring 2 in the 1st (another Cash HR) and New York 2 in the 2nd.  However, Denny McLain and Al Downing settled down and no more runs were scored in until the 14th inning.  Both teams wasted numerous opportunities to score, including Al Kaline getting thrown out at the plate by Mickey Mantle.  In the 14th Kaline got his revenge with a solo HR.  But the Tigers celebration was premature as Roger Repoz singled home Roger Maris to tie it back up.  In the 16th Kaline made another bid for a HR but Mantle tracked it down in deep CF.  Then the Mick came up in the bottom of the 16th and smacked a walk-off HR off of Orlando Pena to conclude a classic game.  Yanks 4-3
Yankees lead series 2-1

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