Final in 11
5:00 PM ET, October 5, 2007
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
• Summary: Helped by a freakish invasion of bombarding bugs that rattled rookie reliever Joba Chamberlain in the eighth inning, the Indians rallied to beat the Yankees 2-1 in 11 innings to take a 2-0 lead in the AL Division Series.
• Goat: Luis Vizcaino came on in the 11th inning, walking two and allowing two hits and the winning run to put the Yankees in an 0-2 series hole.
• Quotable: "I don't feel safe at all, though. I mean, it's the Yankees." -- Indians first baseman Ryan Garko
-- ESPN.com news services
Indians 2, Yankees 1 (11 innings)
The Indians and Red Sox took 2-0 leads in their respective ALDS series on walk-off hits. This is the fifth time in postseason history that there were two walk-off wins on the same day. Here's a look at the last four same-day walk-off winners:
|Oct. 11, 1972||Detroit defeats Oakland & Cincinnati defeats Pittsburgh|
|Oct. 11, 1986||New York defeat Houston & California defeats Boston|
|Oct. 1, 1998||Houston defeats San Diego & Atlanta defeats Chicago|
|Oct. 18, 2004||Houston defeats St. Louis & Boston defeats New York|
Clemens is 27-8 lifetime against the Indians. ... Scruffier than usual, Indians manager Eric Wedge denied growing a playoff beard. "Just every now and again I decide not to shave," he said, smiling. "Nothing more than that."
|3rd||M Cabrera homered to right.||1||0|
|8th||G Sizemore scored on J Chamberlain's wild pitch.||1||1|
|11th||T Hafner singled to right center, K Lofton scored, F Gutierrez to third, G Sizemore to second.||1||2|
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|Stadium||Progressive Field, Cleveland, OH|
|Attendance||44,732 (105.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||84 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Laz Diaz, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Third Base - Gerry Davis|