There were five other at bats that played out eerily similar to those of Alex Rodriguez's past postseason failures.á He came up empty in his first four plate appearances, where only once did the ball leave the infield. Then there was his weak pop-out to shallow center that left the bases loaded in the 12th inning as the rain picked up and the temperatures dropped in the wee hours of the morning at the new Yankee Stadium. But there were no boos from the exhausted New York fans afterwards and it wasn't because their jaws were frozen shut.á The 12th inning gaff was Rodriguez's sixth and final at bat of the night, but it was his fifth attempt that made all the difference. Again. Trailing the Angels 3-2 and facing Los Angeles closer and AL saves leader Brian Fuentes, A-Rod led off the bottom ...
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