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Yankees batters with runners in scoring position Wednesday following Robinson Cano's RBI double in the second inning.
Leads for the Yankees and the Red Sox on Wednesday against the Angels and the White Sox, respectively; New York and Boston both lost.
"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
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.