The Orioles and Yankees left Baltimore with the best-of-five American League Division Series tied at one game apiece.
By now you’ve read the wall-to-wall coverage of the ALDS on MASNsports.com from Roch Kubatko and Steve Melewski. Here’s a round-up of what other media outlets are saying about Game 2 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees.
* Buck Showalter knew what he was doing when intentionally putting the go-ahead run on base in the seventh, says Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
* John Harper of the New York Daily News says Joe Girardi should flip Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez in the batting order for Game 3.
* Ichiro Suzuki is creating memories in his first trip to the postseason since 2001, writes Marc Carig of Newsday.
* Andy Pettitte said he felt no satisfaction with his start on Monday, even though he pitched well enough to win, writes Chad Jennings on The Journal News’ Yankees blog.
* Mike Bauman of MLB.com says the Yankees have looked poised, experienced, old and average and the Orioles are not intimidated by their rivals from the Bronx.
* Jerry Crasnick of ESPN says the O’s bullpen magic has returned after Monday’s Game 2 win.
* Brian Matusz has embraced his role change from starter to shutdown reliever says Andrew Simon on MLB.com
* The Orioles head to New York for the remainder of the ALDS, but they’re not scared of the bright lights of the city, writes Peter Schmuck of The Baltimore Sun.
* Showalter backs J.J. Hardy and third base coach DeMarlo Hall despite Hardy’s base running blunder in the third inning of Game 2, says David Selig of The Baltimore Sun.
* The intensity and the fans returned to Camden Yards for the first two games of the ALDS, writes Kevin Cowherd of The Baltimore Sun.