Through eight innings in Game 3 of the ALDS between the Yankees and the Orioles, the No. 3 hitter in the New York batting order had produced more boos than base hits. From the ninth inning on, however, the crowd was making a different type of noise after that spot in the order came around.
Although this one could have been mistaken by the uninitiated for more Bronx Cheers, it was entirely different. The fans at Yankee Stadium weren't booing any longer. No sir, they were screaming "Rah-ooooooooool" because pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez hit a pair of solo home runs to lift the Yankees to a stirring 3-2 win in 12 innings.
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