Yanks use some Ibanez magic...Athletics rally to tie Tigers

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Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 11 at 4:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Raul Ibanez (rah-OOL'ih-BAHN'-yehz) is the latest hero in New York. The 40-year-old veteran delivered a pinch-hit home run that tied the game in the bottom of the ninth and then hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 12th to give the Yankees a 3-2 win over Baltimore and a 2-1 lead in the AL Division Series.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp delivered a walkoff RBI single to finish a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth as the Oakland Athletics stunned Detroit 4-3 to tie that AL Division Series at two games apiece. Game 5 will be played Thursday night in Oakland.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Carpenter and three relievers combined on a seven-hit shutout and the St. Louis Cardinals blanked Washington to take a 2-1 series lead over the Nationals. Game 4 is Thursday afternoon in Washington with 16-game winner Kyle Lohse (lohsh) starting for St. Louis against Ross Detwiler for Washington.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Facing elimination again, the San Francisco Giants came out swinging and evened their series at 2-2 with Cincinnati. Angel Pagan (pah-GAHN') led off the game with a home run, Gregor Blanco and Pablo Sandoval connected later and the Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 with Game 5 on Thursday -- Matt Cain for the Giants against Mat Latos (LAY'-tohs) of the Reds.

NEW YORK (AP)— The NHL and the players' association reported little progress after five hours of negotiations aimed at ending the 25-day-old hockey lockout. The sides will meet again Thursday — which should have been NHL opening day before the league canceled at least the first two weeks of the season.

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