BY THE NUMBERS

0 for 8

Yankees batters with runners in scoring position Wednesday following Robinson Cano's RBI double in the second inning.

2-0, 4-0

Leads for the Yankees and the Red Sox on Wednesday against the Angels and the White Sox, respectively; New York and Boston both lost.

QUOTABLE

"We've got to go out there and finish these guys as quick as we can."

Chicago's Game 2 winning pitcher Mark Buehrle regarding Boston's reputation for comebacks

BAD TIMING

Everything is magnified in the postseason, especially mistakes. And for normally sure-fielding Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez and Red Sox 2B Tony Graffanino, costly errors helped lead to their teams' losses.

Rodriquez, a Gold Glove winner, let a lazy chopper tick off his glove, which led to the Angels' tying run. In Chicago, Graffanino let Juan Uribe's potential inning-ending, double-play grounder go through his legs -- bringing up memories of 1B Bill Buckner's error on Mookie Wilson's grounder in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series against the New York Mets.

Bad turned to worse two batters later when Tadahito Iguchi hit a three-run homer to give Chicago the lead.