Bats have gone silent (Ibanez with walk-off home run)

NEW YORK - We’ve moved to the top of the 12th inning at Yankee Stadium.

Maybe the Orioles will bring their bats.

The Orioles have one hit since Manny Machado’s home run in the fifth inning, and it came from a player who wasn’t in the starting lineup. Robert Andino, a defensive replacement for Ryan Flaherty, singled in the 10th and moved to second on Machado’s sacrifice bunt. Nate McLouth lined into a double play to keep the score tied.

Endy Chavez also entered the game as a defensive replacement in the ninth, which removed Chris Davis’ bat in extra innings. That’s a break for the Yankees, who would much rather have Chavez batting third.

Chavez struck out in the 11th.

Left-hander Brian Matusz retired the Yankees in order in the bottom of the 11th after replacing Jim Johnson, who rebounded with a 1-2-3 10th inning.

The Orioles were 16-2 in extra innings during the regular season and won 16 in a row. Their two losses came against the Yankees in April.

According to @ESPNStatsInfo, which has been a handy resource tonight, the Yankees have won the last six postseason games of 11-plus innings at Yankee Stadium, their last loss coming in 1998.

Update: Raul Ibanez did it again. He homered on the first pitch thrown by Matusz in the bottom of the 12th to give the Yankees a 3-2 win over the Orioles.

Matusz threw a 91 mph cutter, and Ibanez launched it into the right-field seats. You knew it was gone as soon as it left his bat.

A scoring change awarded Mark Reynolds with a single in the top of the 12th on a pop up that fell in front of the mound.

The last piece of good news for the Orioles tonight.

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