Derek Jeter hit an RBI triple just past bubble-blowing center fielder Adam Jones, moving the New York Yankees into a 1-all tie with the Baltimore Orioles after three innings Wednesday night in Game 3 of their AL division series.
The best-of-five series was tied at 1 game apiece, with all remaining games in the Bronx.
With Russell Martin on third following a one-out double off Miguel Gonzalez, Jeter hit a ball deep to right-center. Jones, a blowing a big, pink bubble as he tried to track it down, didn't anticipate it tailing to right as much as it did. The ball dropped just beyond the All-Star's outstretched glove as he crashed into the wall.
Ryan Flaherty homered over the right-field short porch in the top of the third, putting the Orioles ahead.
Taken by the Orioles from the Chicago Cubs in December's winter meetings draft of unprotected players, Flaherty connected on an 82 mph slider from Hiroki Kuroda for Baltimore's first postseason home run since 1997. It was just the secon...