NEW YORK (AP) _ Chuck Knoblauch can't find first base, but game-tying World Series homers appear easy.

For the second straight year, Knoblauch hit one, delivering a two-run homer in the eighth inning Tuesday night and the New York Yankees came back to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 10 innings to take a 3-0 Series lead.

Knoblauch has been the focus of a lot of attention this postseason, but not for anything positive. Instead, all people want to talk to him about are his throws.

Knoblauch made 26 errors, most by a second baseman this year and most by a Yankee since third baseman Graig Nettles had 26 in 1973.

He made 14 throwing errors and every throw to first is an adventure.

There are the lollipop ones that take an eternity to reach first base, the sidearm ones that put fans near the first-base dugout in danger and even underhanded tosses that make people laugh.

There are also the clutch home runs.

In Game 1 of the World Series last year against San Diego, Knoblauch hit a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning off Donne Wall that helped start the Yankees on the way to a sweep.

On Tuesday night, he did it in the eighth inning against Tom Glavine. Knoblauch has often been criticized in his two years in New York for using an uppercut swing for the fences instead trying to hit line drives.

This time it worked.

Trailing 5-3 with Joe Girardi on first, Knoblauch hit a high fly to right. Brian Jordan went back to the fence and leaped to make the catch. The ball deflected off his glove and over the fence.

Knoblauch rounded the bases and his teammates, who have stuck by him during his struggles in the field, poured out of the dugout to greet him.

The Yankees eventually won it in the 10th inning on Chad Curtis' second solo homer. But Knoblauch helped make it possible.