- Feb 19, 2008
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With the Yankees trailing 3-2 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, A-Rod stepped to the plate to face Tigers closer Jose Valverde, who had mowed down Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano in just seven pitches.
The exchange went like this: Strike one, strike two, ball one, strike three, game over.
It capped off an 0-for-4 night with three strikeouts (one with the bases loaded) for Rodriguez, who became the first player in the history of baseball to end his team's season in the playoffs with a strikeout in two straight years.
Alex Rodriguez Strikes Out to End Yankees' Season, Making MLB History in the Process - Daily Blend - NESN.com