Originally posted on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/14/12
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 manager Joe Girardi turned 48 today as a present the umpire at second base, Jeff Nelson, tossed him from the game. The ejection came after Nelson a tag-out with two outs in the top of the eighth inning.The Tigers led 1-0 in the eighth with Omar Infante on first with two outs. Austin Jackson would single single. Infante took a wide turn as he went to second and Yankee right fielder Nick Swisher threw the ball behind him to in an effort to catch him off second base.Second basemen Robinson Cano made a swipe tag as Infante made a head-first dive back to second-base. While Cano missed the arm of Infante he wa...
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