In a season full of dramatic ballgames, the context of the drama of Game Two of the American League Championship Series can only be described as What We Have Come to Expect. "One relief pitcher left in the bullpen, one position player left on the bench, in a five-hour affair featuring pitchers getting into and out of jam after jam..." kind of sounds like the conclusion to the fifteen-inning epic the Yankees played against Boston at the beginning of August. "Alex Rodriguez comes up to the plate with the Yankees three outs away from dropping a virtual must-win home game in a playoff series..." sounds a whole lot like the scene eight nights ago, but with Brian Fuentes replacing Joe Nathan as the main antagonist. What you get, in the end, is the story of thirteen innings and five hours in the ...
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