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NEW YORK -- Joe Girardi didn't drop struggling slugger Alex Rodriguez in the order, as New York Yankees fans had hoped. Instead, he took a much bigger gamble and it paid off, as the Yankees used another ninth-inning rally on Wednesday to top the Baltimore Orioles and take the lead in the American League Division Series. Raul Ibanez pinch-hit for Rodriguez in the ninth and tied the game with a homer off Orioles closer Jim Johnson. Then Ibanez won it in the 12th with his second home run, this time off Brian Matusz, to give the Yankees a 3-2 victory. The wild win gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five ALDS and put them one victory from advancing to the American League Championship series. It also spoiled Orioles rookie starter Miguel Gonzalez's brilliant performance, in which he allowed just one run while striking out eight in seven innings. The Orioles had won 16 straight extra inning games before Wednesday, losing two all year before that, both to the Yankees....
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