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ALDS Game 4, Yankees vs. Twins, Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 9, 2004

The game itself. Unfortunately, all of these pictures are from way out in our upper deck outfield seats and anything with much action didn't come out.


Johan Santana facing Derek Jeter to lead off. [2048x1536]

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And then Alex Rodriguez. [2048x1536]

And Gary Sheffield. [2048x1536]

In the bottom half, Javier Vazquez faces Shannon Stewart. [2048x1536]

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Hideki Matsui? [2048x1536]

First and second for the Yankees in the second inning. John Olerud batting. [2048x1536]

Bernie Williams in center. [2048x1536]

Vazquez facing Cory Koskie, I think. [2048x1536]

Another Yankee threat in the third, with Jeter on second for Matsui. [2048x1536]

Matsui singles and Jeter scores to tie the game at 1. [2048x1536]

Yankee threat in the fourth, with Olerud and Miguel Cairo on for Jeter, but no scoring this time. [2048x1536]

Santana faces Jeter. [2048x1536]

In the fifth, A-Rod made it to second on a walk and a steal, but was stranded there. [2048x1536]

Good news for the Yankees, it seems. Action in the Twins bullpen. [2048x1536]

Bad news is that Vazquez is in trouble. Bases loaded for the Twins. [2048x1536]

Double-barrel action in the Yankee bullpen with Esteban Loaiza and Paul Quantrill. [2048x1536]

After the Twins rallied, the Yankees had to face Grant Balfour. He dominated for two innings. [2048x1536]

Seventh inning stretch time. With a Twins lead, people were really into it. [2048x1536]

Loaiza is on against Koskie. [2048x1536]

Juan Rincon is on for the Twins in the eighth. [2048x1536]

In the 8th against Rincon, the Yankees threaten. This is Bernie Williams at-bat. [2048x1536]

Bernie singles in one, and up comes Ruben Sierra. [2048x1536]

Sierra's 3-run home run ties the game and silences the crowd. Too bad I couldn't get any good pictures. 4 in the inning to make it 5-5. [2048x1536]

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With the game now tied, out with Loaiza and in with Tom Gordon. [2048x1536]

The Yankees threaten in the ninth against Joe Nathan. [2048x1536]

First and second. [2048x1536]

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After a wild pitch, it's second and third. [2048x1536]

Jorge Posada up. [2048x1536]

And that's that. Still tied going to the bottom of the 9th. [2048x1536]

Gordon continues.. [2048x1536]

Kyle Lohse is on in the tenth inning, facing Sierra. [2048x1536]

And Tony Clark, who came in after Olerud was removed for a pinch runner. [2048x1536]

For the Yankees, Mariano Rivera is on for extra innings. [2048x1536]

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We move to the 11th. [2048x1536]

A-Rod's one-out double puts the go-ahead run in scoring position with one out. [2048x1536]

His steal of third and he can be brought home without a base hit. He scored on a wild pitch. [2048x1536]

Now, Rivera has a one-run lead to protect in the bottom of the 11th. [2048x1536]

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One out to go. [2048x1536]

Shannon Stewart is the last chance for Minnesota. [2048x1536]

His grounder to second ends it. Final score: Yankees 6, Twins 5, in 11. The Yankees win the series, 3 games to 1. [2048x1536]
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