Found October 08, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
It was a hard-fought battle for eight innings...until Jim Johnson opened the floodgates in the ninth, leading to a 7-2 win for the Yankees over the Orioles in game one of their ALDS, giving the Yankees a 1-0 series lead. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees, and quite frankly, he was awesome. Sabathia threw 120 pitches for the Yankees, with 80 strikes in those 120, completing 8 2/3 innings in the process of earning the win for the Yankees. His biggest trouble spot came in the third, when Chris Davis and Lew Ford led the inning off with back to back singles, moving up on a Robert Andino sac bunt and scoring on a two-run single from Nate McLouth. After that, the Orioles couldn't get anything going. They had men on the corners with one out in the fifth, and left with nothing. They had men on first and second with two outs in the sixth, and got zilch. JJ Hardy led the eighth off with a double, and grew roots there. It was a cakewalk for Sabathia, who allowed justt he two runs on ei...
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