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Angels' Vladimir Guerrero ties Game 3 of ALCS with two-run blast

October 19, 2009 |  3:46 pm

Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to left the Angels into a 3-3 tie with the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

After Bobby Abreu hit a one-out single, Guerrero hit his home run off Yankees starter Andy Pettitte.

The homer was especially sweet for Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, who had refused to pull Guerrero from the cleanup spot despite Guerrero's leaving several runners on base in the Yankees' sweep of the first two ALCS games at Yankee Stadium.

Game 3, on a perfect day for baseball with temperatures in the low 70s, has been a home-run derby.

After Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Johnny Damon all hit solo home runs off Angels starter Jered Weaver, the Angels' Howie Kendrick hit a solo shot off Pettitte in the fifth inning.

The Yankees won the first two games at Yankee Stadium and are threatening to sweep the first three games in the best-of-seven playoff that leads to the World Series.

Check the Fabulous Forum for live inning-by-inning updates of the game.

-- Jim Peltz