Found September 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW YORK -- Russell Martin has had a frustrating season, spending much of it under the .200 mark in batting average. But he has been a valuable September asset for the New York Yankees, and on Friday night he had the kind of hit that can wipe out months of hitting futility. Martin led off the 10th inning with a home run to lift the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the A's in the first game of a three-game series between possible playoff opponents. Russell's fourth career walk-off, his second this year, rescued the Yankees (87-63) on a rare night in which Rafael Soriano blew a save in the ninth. "That's what good teams do, have each other's back," Martin said. "We have just a few games left," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said, "and we're fighting to win the division, and that's just a huge hit." It was the Yankees' sixth win in a row, as they maintained their one-game lead over the Orioles in the AL East with 12 games l...
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