Saturday, May 16 – NYY: 6 MIN: 4 (11)
Mark Teixeira had a four-hit, four RBI day including a big two-out RBI single off Nick Blackburn in the bottom of the eighth inning to knot the game at four.
The Yankees and Twins traded zeroes until the bottom of the 11th inning, when Alex Rodriguez stepped up with Teixeira on first.
A-Rod had recently returned to the lineup coming off hip surgery and steroid allegations that put his legacy and future in question. Let’s just say he had a lot to prove.
He started proving it by blasting a two-run shot into the left field seats off Craig Breslow to make it two consecutive walk-off wins in the Bronx. Rodriguez would eventually go on to have a renaissance postseason with multiple huge home runs. The walk-off in May signified the start.