Hardy, Orioles beat Yankees in 13th, force Game 5

By Howie Rumberg

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Oct. 11 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Baltimore Orioles' J.J. Hardy hits a double, scoring Manny Machado in the 13th inning in Game 4 of the American League division baseball series against the New York Yankees on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in New York. Yankees catcher Russell Martin and umpire Fieldin Culbreth watch.

Peter Morgan, Associated Press

NEW YORK — J.J. Hardy hit an RBI double in the 13th inning and the Baltimore Orioles bounced back from a demoralizing loss to outlast the New York Yankees 2-1 Thursday night, forcing a deciding Game 5 in the AL division series.

After splitting 22 games this year, it all comes down this: a winner-take-all for a spot in the AL championship series.

Game 1 winner CC Sabathia is set to pitch the deciding game for the Yankees. Orioles manager Buck Showalter had not announced his starter.

Eric Chavez, pinch-hitting for Alex Rodriguez, lined out to end the game shortly after midnight.

The Orioles were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position until Hardy doubled off David Phelps with one out to score Manny Machado.

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