Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/16/12
By MICHAEL J. HAPPYFOXSportsDetroit.com DETROIT -- Delmon Young came into the 2012 playoffs flailing at balls outside the strike zone and drawing the ire of Tigers fans everywhere. Now, for the second postseason in a row, he's killing the Yankees. Young led off the Tigers' fourth inning Tuesday by depositing a Phil Hughes pitch into the Detroit bullpen for a 1-0 lead. The Tigers -- behind another masterful pitching performance by Justin Verlander -- then held on for a 2-1 victory and a 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series, which continues Thursday night at Comerica Park. Young's homer, a line drive that pierced the strong breeze blowing in from left field, was his second of the 2012 ALCS and his fifth against the Yankees over the last two postseasons. "I knew I hit it hard enough, but we weren't at Yankee Stadium, so I had to wait for it to land another 30 feet for it to go out," said Young, sarcastically commenting on the band-box dimensions of the new ballpar...
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