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O’s and Yankees trade runs in third, ALDS Game 3 is tied

Oct 10, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

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Orioles utilityman Ryan Flaherty registered a weak .216/.258/.359 batting line over a total of 167 plate appearances during the regular season. But with these O’s, we’ve come to expect the unexpected.

Flaherty launched a solo shot to the right field porch at Yankee Stadium in the third inning of this ALDS Game 3, providing Baltimore with a sudden 1-0 advantage. It was the first home run of the series for the Orioles, and the first postseason dinger for the franchise since Eric Davis went yard in October ’97.

The Yankees battled back in the bottom of the third inning, with Derek Jeter launching an RBI triple over the head of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones following a Russell Martin double. Jones took a bad — and somewhat lackadaisical — route to the ball while blowing a bubble with his chewing gum.

The big crowd in The Bronx was quiet in the early going but has now come alive. This series is tied 1-1.

  1. Kevin S. - Oct 10, 2012 at 8:45 PM

    Second home run of the series. Russell Martin hit a go-ahead homer in game one. FIrst for the O’s, though.

  2. rockthered1286 - Oct 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    Second for O’s after macho manny launched one!!!!

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