Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 10/14/12
Tonight was the start of the American League Championship Series. The New York Yankees were taking on the Detroit Tigers for Game 1 of a possible seven game series. Doug Fister started for the Tigers, he went 6.1 innings and gave up six hits. Andy Pettitte was the starter for the Yankees, he went 6.2 innings giving up seven hits and two earned runs.Prince Fielder had an RBI single after Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked, Delmon Young singled and Detroit Tigers took a 2-0 lead. Young would hit a home run in the eighth inning and Avisall Garcia would single in another run to up the lead to 4-0. The Yankees trailed 4-0 entering the ninth when Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run home run. Following a walk to Mark Teixeira the Yankees prepared to try and tie the game. Raul Ibanez would continue his post season mastery hitting yet another home run, this time off of closer Jose Valverde over the right field wall. Octavio Dotel would record the final out in the bottom of the ninth before the ...
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