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The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-4 in game one of the ALCS, tonight at Yankee Stadium from the Bronx, NY.
Tigers lead series over Yankees 1-0.
W - Drew Smyly (1-0), L - David Phelps (0-1)
Andy Pettitte pitched a quality game by going 6.2 innings pitched, allowed 7 hits, gave up 2 runs, walked 3 and struck out 5 batters.
Derek Lowe gave up a two-run HR to Delmon Young in the 8th inning.
David Phelps blows it once again giving game winning runs by allowing an RBI double to Delmon Young who is a Yankees killer and also gave up an RBI infield single to Andy Dirks.
Ichrio Suzuki had four hits including a two-run home run in the 9th inning.
Raul Ibanez did once again by hitting another big two-run home run tying it up at 4-4, even though the Yankees lost in the end.
Thoughts on the game:
Losing this game tonight and coming back all for nothing. What a wasted chance they had to comeback to win the game and the Tigers were still able to come through.
The worse news of the night was losing Derek Jeter to an injury when he was screaming in pain while diving for a groundball in the 12th inning and we will found out on what will happen to him.
Personally, I believe he broke his ankle and will likely be done of the postseason. Their offense was awful as usual from the past series when they still couldn't get any runs home from the start.
In the first two innings, the Yankees had the bases loaded twice and they couldn't score and later on in the game. They bases loaded again and they still couldn't score a single run.
What a joke! That's not the Yankees I know. Their offense doesn't look the same anymore. It looks like old age has caught up to them.
Game two of the ALCS - The New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers in Yankee Stadium at 4:07 pm on TBS.
Pitching matchup will be RHP Hiroki Kuroda vs RHP Anibal Sanchez.
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