Originally posted on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/6/11

As the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees plow through the decisive Game 5, isportsweb.com will be updating you on all of the key moments in our official game day log.

(this post will be updated throughout the game, check back often)

Game day facts:

  • For the first time since the ALCS in 1972, the Tigers have taken a playoff series to a final game
  • July 30th was both the day that the Tigers traded for Doug Fister, and also the day Ivan Nova returned from the minors
  • Tigers starting lineup: Jackson, Kelly, Ordonez, Cabrera, Martinez, Ordonez, Avila, Peralta, Santiago
  • Yankees starting lineup: Jeter, Granderson, Cano, ARod, Teixeira, Swisher, Posada, Martin, Gardner
  • Fister is 8-2 with a 2.40 ERA since joining the Tigers
  • Since returning from the minors, Nova is 9-0 with a 3.15 ERA
  • Both pitchers have surrendered just 4 homers during their respective stretches

1st inning:

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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