Solo homers hit by the Yankees, who have scored 15 of their 27 postseason runs via the home run.
A-Rod continued his phenomenal postseason with a fourth-inning solo homer. The Yankees' cleanup hitter has four homers and nine RBIs in this postseason, including an RBI in seven consecutive playoff games.
As usual, the Yankees' captain was crucial when his team needed it most. Jeter homered on the third pitch of the game, giving him 20 career postseason long balls.
The veteran closer, who inherited a runner on second, bounced back from a fielding blunder to get out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the 10th inning unscathed.
Sense of October
Jeter immediately silenced the rowdy crowd at Angel Stadium with a leadoff homer to start the game.
Lines of the Game
4 AB, 2 H, HR, RBI, BB
Posada's eighth-inning blast tied the game at 4, as the veteran catcher continued a fine postseason at the plate.
1 2/3 IP, H, K
After Joba Chamberlain gave up a tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, Hughes kept the Angels at bay and exited after allowing his first hit, a double to open the ninth inning.
"This is the type of series we expected it to be. We've had two extra-inning games out of three games. They've been hard-fought games. [Tuesday's Game 4 is] a new day, and we'll be back." -- Yankees manager Joe Girardi
Pitching on three days' rest, CC Sabathia will take the ball for the second time in the series on Tuesday night, looking to stop the Angels' momentum.
Brittany Ghiroli is a contributor to MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.