What they’re saying about ALDS Game 3

The American League Division Series shifted to New York after two games in Baltimore. Jim Johnson gave up the game-tying home run to pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez, who eventually won the game for the Yankees in extra innings with a walk-off homer, his second of the game.

The Yankees now lead the best-of-five series, two games to one. The two teams will meet again tonight, with first pitch scheduled for 7:37 p.m.

Here’s a roundup of what other media outlets are saying about Game 3 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees.

* David Lennon of Newsday says while Alex Rodriguez has struggled in the postseason, Ibanez brings playoff success from his time in Philadelphia to the Bronx.

* Ian O’Conner of ESPN says Joe Girardi’s decision to pinch-hit for Rodriguez was one of his best moves as manger of the Yankees.

* Bill Madden of the New York Daily News says although Dan Duquette has made significant improvements to the Orioles, the team remains a work in progress.

* Dan Martin of the New York Post writes Mariano Rivera has been impressed with the Yankees bullpen this season.

* John Harper of the New York Daily News says Girardi finally made a decision based on his gut and not his binder full of statistics.

* Bill Pennington of the New York Times says a slumping Rodriguez will always be the center of attention.

* Kevin Davidoff of the New York Post says with his two blasts last night, Ibanez will now be known as an October legend in the Bronx.

* Matthew Leach of MLB.com says Rodriguez’s struggles are due to his age, not the month on the calender.

* Sam Gardner of FOXSports.com says after a dream season, the Orioles are suddenly collapsing.

* Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun says though the Orioles face an elimination game tonight, they know what is at stake.

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