Andy Pettitte was in fine condition as the Yankees beat the Mariners at Safeco Field on Saturday.
The celebrations have passed — and Game 4 will provide a fresh challenge for Rodriguez and the Yankees.
Joe Saunders pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the Baltimore Orioles beat the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers 5-1 in the wild-card game playoff Friday night.
The Yankees’ hopes of a late comeback was ended by a controversial call at first base. New York and Baltimore are now tied atop the AL East.
Ike Davis hit a two-run homer and Mike Pelfrey had his first effective start of the season to lead the New York Mets to a come-from-behind 4-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.