Raul Ibanez Wins Game for Yankees With Two Clutch Home Runs

Plus: What to look for in tonight's VP debate, Sandusky's wife ripped her son Matt in a letter to the judge, a poll shows Obama's lead in PA in tact, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Raul. Ibanez. Yeah, remember him? Well, last night he pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Yanks were down 2-1. He homered to send the game into extras. When he came up again in the bottom of the 12th? He homered to end it. [MLB]

Ryan vs. Biden. Here’s five things you should look for during tonight’s vice presidential debate. [Washington Post]

Sandusky’s Wife Rips Son in Letter. Back in July, Dottie Sandusky wrote a letter to the judge presiding over her husband’s trial to discredit her adoptive son Matt. Matt Sandusky didn’t say that he was abused by his adoptive father until after the jury had the case, but Dottie wanted to assure the judge that Matt was mentally unstable and dishonest. [Inquirer]

Poll Shows Obama’s Big PA Lead. The latest Inquirer Pennsylvania poll indicates that Mitt Romney trails President Obama by eight points among likely voters in the Keystone State. [Inquirer]

Old City Gets a PR Makeover. Old City—one of the more historic sections of Philadelphia—is getting an image makeover thanks to a new marketing campaign that will be unveiled on Friday. The new campaign includes signs hanging from street lights, “wayfinding” signs, decals, brochures and a brand spankin’ new website. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

PA Want’s Sandusky’s Pension. In wake of his conviction, the State Employees’ Retirement System notified Jerry Sandusky it intends to rescind his $59,000 annual pension payments. [6 ABC]

Driver Smashes Cars in Fairmount. A driver was taken to Hahnemann Hospital after he was found passed out at the wheel of his car after having hit nearly two dozen cars in the city’s Fairmount section. [NBC Philadelphia]