The Detroit Tigers are headed to the American League Championship Series. The Tigers outlasted the New York Yankees Thursday night at Yankee Stadium and took the game by a score of 3-2. Detroit won the best of five series, three games to two. For baseball fans this was as exciting of a game as you can get. The Detroit Tigers got on the board in the first when Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back solo home runs off of Yankees starter Ivan Nova. The Tigers scored their third run in the fifth when Victor Martinez singled to score Austin Jackson.
The Yankees got on the board in the fifth inning when Robinson Cano homered to right field. In the seventh, the Tigers ran into trouble when the Yankees loaded the bases against Matt Scherzer and Joaquin Benoit. With one out, Benoit got Alex Rodriguez to strike out and then proceeded to walk Mark Teixeira, which brought in a run to make the score 3-2. Nick Swisher then struck out to end in the inning. In the ninth, the Tigers brought in their closer, Jose Valverde, who sent down the Yankees 1-2-3 to close out the game and the series.
The Tigers will now face the Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series. The series gets underway Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
Game 1: Friday, September 30th, Yankee Stadium – New York, New York
Detroit 3, New York 9
(WP: Nova) (LP: Fister)
*Game was cut short because of rain and completed on Saturday, October 1st.
Game 2: Sunday, October 2nd, Yankee Stadium – New York, New York
Detroit 5, New York 3
(WP: Scherzer) (LP: Garcia)
Game 3: Monday, October 3rd, Comerica Park – Detroit, Michigan
New York 4, Detroit 5
(WP: Verlander) (LP: Soriano) (SV: Valverde)
Game 4: Tuesday, October 4th, Comerica Park – Detroit, Michigan
New York 10, Detroit 1
(WP: Burnett) (LP: Porcello)
Game 5: Thursday, October 6th, Yankee Stadium – New York, New York
Detroit 3, New York 2
(WP: Fister) (LP: Nova)
The Good in Sports congratulates the Detroit Tigers for their series win against the New York Yankees and wishes them the best of luck in the American League Championship Series.
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