As reporters approached Raul Ibanez's locker after the Yankees' heart-stopping 10-9, 14-inning roller coaster of a victory over the A's yesterday, clubhouse neighbor Ichiro Suzuki light heartedly asked him a quick question.

"How do you do it?"

The 40-year-old Ibanez was the Yankees' biggest hero in their remarkable triumph. He smacked a double and two homers, including the afternoon's most dramatic hit — a two-run game-tying long ball in the bottom of the 13th inning that capped the Yankees' comeback from a four-run deficit.