The situation: After Cleveland's Jhonny Peralta steals second base with two outs in the second inning, Kenny Lofton lines a pitch from Yankees starter Andy Pettitte into center field for a single.
The analysis: "I got a good break, but he hit it hard and right to Cabrera. I knew if he made a good throw, I didn't have a chance. And that's what happened. He got me." -- PeraltaPassing on the MVP
The situation: With first base open, Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez bats with two outs in the ninth inning, Bobby Abreu on second and the game tied at 1.
The situation: In the seventh inning, Pettitte walks Lofton to put runners on first and second base with one out and New York ahead, 1-0.
The decision: New York manager Joe Torre decides it is an opportune time to summon rookie setup man Joba Chamberlain from the bullpen.The outcome: Chamberlain strikes out pinch-hitter Franklin Gutierrez and then induces an inning-ending fly out off the bat of Casey Blake. The analysis: "Joba was so solid in the seventh to come in and bail me out. It was a serious pressure situation. " -- Pettitte Going after Garko
The situation: With two outs, the game tied at one run apiece, and a runner on third base in the 10th inning, Indians catcher Victor Martinez steps to the plate to face Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.