Maine native Ryan Flaherty makes history in loss

12:06 AM, Oct 11, 2012   |    comments
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(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.

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