Raul Ibañez -- who entered Game 3 as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the ninth inning and hit a game-tying home run -- hit another home run in the 12th inning, this time to give the Yankees a walk-off victory.
There are all sorts of superlatives in play here. It's quite likely that Ibañez's feat is a postseason first.
We know his blast made the Orioles' record 76-1 this year in games they led after seven innings. That seventh-inning lead went away in the ninth, when Ibañez pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez (!) and homered off Orioles closer Jim Johnson.
We know the Orioles had won 16 straight extra-innings games.
We know we're going to be seeing replays of Ibañez's home run for a long, long time.
We don't know if the underdog Orioles can bounce back from such a tough loss. But we'll find out real soon. Because the two clubs are doing it all over again tomorrow. Oh, and here's the big blast: