Found October 13, 2012 on
New York Yankees
In dueling Game 5s over a 24-hour span, Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia demonstrated what aces are supposed to do in October.
Verlander stomped to the mound Thursday in Oakland, before a hostile and delirious crowd, and delivered the finest performance of his postseason career: nine innings, zero runs, 11 strikeouts. He rescued a beleaguered bullpen, threw his first playoff complete game, and secured a series victory for the Tigers that seemed so unlikely after the A's won two straight.
One day later, CC Sabathia accomplished something no one thought possible: He changed the conversation away from Alex Rodriguez's benching. The big lefty nearly matched Verlander pitch for pitch. He also went nine. He also surrendered only four hits. He gave up a run, but it hardly mattered in the end. The Yankees eliminated the Orioles, 3-1.
Now the Tigers and Yankees will play for the American League pennant, beginning Saturday night in the Bronx. The temptation is there to portray the ...
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Richard Verlander Sr., Tigers ace Justin Verlander's grandfather, recently told a gossip site that his grandson had been dating a "Sports Illustrated girl."
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Detroit Tigers will take on the New York Yankees in a playoff series. This time however, the stakes will be elevated. In 2006 and 2011 the Tigers eliminated the Yankees in the ALDS series. In 2012, these two teams will square off in the ALCS for the right to represent the American League in the World Series.The schedule looks like this:Game...
Wednesday night was a wild one in the divisional series matchups and the Detroit Tigers got caught up in the middle of it. Up 3-1 heading into the bottom of the 9th, the Tigers brought on their embattled closer Jose Valverde who gave the game away with rapid disgrace. Jose coughed up 3 runs with the final blow coming on a Coco Crisp single to right to score the game-winner.Max Scherzer...
The important piece is already in place.
Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers got it done in Oakland on Thursday, sealing a spot in the American League Championship Series for a second consecutive season.
Whom the Tigers will play in the ALCS and whether or not the series opens at Comerica Park remain in the balance.
The New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles will play a decisive...
OAKLAND -- The Oakland A's saw their magical, improbable season come to an end Thursday. And it took the American League's very best to snuff the last bit of life out of them. Detroit ace Justin Verlander tossed a complete-game four-hitter in a 6-0 victory that propelled the Tigers into the ALCS against either the New York Yankees or Baltimore Orioles in a best-of-seven...
Questions of legacy and rank are usually reserved for after that player has played for the team in question. But make no mistake about it; the amount that C.C. Sabathia has accomplished in his short time in pinstripes is worth taking a closer look at. After going the distance in last nights series clinching win over the Orioles (some columnist for this publication said they didn’t...
When you absolutely, positively need a victory, there's no better pitcher to have than the reigning Cy Young and MVP winner.
As Justin Verlander came off the mound in the 8th inning of the deciding Game 5 against the Oakland A's, he pumped his right fist, finally showing some emotion as he smelled the victory.
At that point, Verlander had thrown 111 pitches, a pitch count...
Miguel Cabrera danced on a chair in one corner of the visiting clubhouse, puffing a cigar. Prince Fielder doused his young sons, Jadyn and Haven, with non-alcoholic sparkling wine, then handed them each a bottle to shake and spray.
Just when the celebration seemed to be ending, Justin Verlander ran through the door and screamed ''Whoo!''
On the mound and in the...
Oakland's 2012 season is over, and the A's have much to be proud of -- and a lot to look forward to next year. The team fell 6-0 to the Tigers and Justin Verlander in Game 5 of the American League Division Series on Thursday at the Coliseum. Oakland did push the series to the brink by coming back to tie the series with wins in Game 3 and 4 at the Coliseum, but Verlander...
CC Sabathia got out of a bases loaded jam in the 8th inning today...
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...sending the Yankees to the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers tomorrow.
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The Oakland Athletics finally encountered the one hurdle too tough to overcome in this surprising season: Justin Verlander.
The A's struck out 11 times against last year's AL Cy Young winner and MVP and were unable to complete an improbable comeback in the AL division series, losing Game 5 to the Detroit Tigers 6-0 on Thursday night.
Oakland overcame losses in the first...
CC Sabathia and Jason Hammel each retired the first nine batters, and the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles were scoreless after three innings Friday in the deciding Game 5 of their AL division series.
With Alex Rodriguez watching from a seat in the dugout, the Yankees did not come close to a hit against Hammel in a game that started about 15 hours after Baltimore's 2-1...
The Detroit Tigers still have Justin Verlander ready to go and surprisingly without the ace pitching they have taken a 2-0 series lead over the New York Yankees. Anibal Sanchez pitched like Verlander today though. Aided by the Tigers defense and a favorable call the Tigers pulled out two wins in Yankee Stadium and will now head home to Detroit looking to close the series out.Yankees...
This is It I have been an Orioles fan as long as I can remember. By now, you know that the Orioles had not made the playoffs in 15 years. This season has been special. From being able to cheer on the Orioles for my first time at Opening Day against the Twins, to staying up till the early hours of this morning, the Orioles have found countless ways to amaze me.The Orioles have...