Found October 03, 2011 on Zell's Pinstripe Blog:
Yankees (1-1) vs. Tigers (1-1) Pitching Matchup: LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 4.50) vs RHP Justin Verlander (0-0, 9.00) Yankees Lineup Jeter SS Granderson CF Cano 2B Rodriguez 3B Teixeira 1B Swisher RF Posada DH Martin C Gardner LF The game will take place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. It’s scheduled to start at 8:30p.m. ET. The game will be televised on TBS. The game can be heard on the WCBS 880 radio station. Filed under: Yankees Gameday, Yankees Postseason Tagged: ALDS, American League Division Series, CC Sabathia, Comerica Park, Detroit, Detroit Tigers, Game #3, Justin Verlander, Michigan, New York Yankees, Postseason, TBS, WCBS 880

Was C.C. Squeezed in Detroit?

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I firmly believe that the winner of last night’s game was going to win the serious. Statistically, this isn’t a bold statement, but that was the game that had to be won last night. Justin Verlander gutted his way past the Yankees, and Delmon Young hit a timely solo home run to right field to give the Tigers the 5-4 win. It’s easy to get mesmerized by the Yankees and the lineup...

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