The Yankees scored a run in the first inning, getting more good swings off Cliff Lee than they had in all of Game 1. Alex Rodriguez had an RBI double, giving him the franchise record for runs batted in during a single postseason with 16. He had been tied with Scott Brosius and Bernie Williams.
But A.J. Burnett, who is prone to such things, gave up three runs before he got an out in the bottom of the inning.
Jimmy Rollins: Single
Shane Victorino: Hit by pitch
Chase Utley: Home run to right field
Burnett is pitching on three days’ rest. He was 4-0 with a 2.33 ERA on the four occasions he pitched on short rest previously in his career. It’s 3-1 in the bottom of the third inning.