(NEWS CENTER)-- Ryan Flaherty, who went to Deering High School, became the first person born in Maine to hit a post-season home run in the Major Leagues on Wednesday night.
Flaherty hit a solo home run to give the Orioles a 1-0 lead over the Yankees but in the end, Raul Ibanez, pinch-hitting for a struggling Alex Rodriguez in the ninth, tied the game with a solo homer off Jim Johnson and three innings later sent a Brian Matusz offering into the second deck in right field to give the New York Yankees a wild 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
The dramatic turnaround gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead in the American League Division Series after the clubs split a pair in Baltimore.
The Orioles had won an unfathomable 16 straight extra-inning games and had not suffered a walk-off loss all season.
Now, they are on the brink of elimination.