Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/12
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NEW YORK -- Another logic-defying moment for Raul Ibanez and the New York Yankees eventually gave way to a 12-inning defeat to the Detroit Tigers. Even more shocking and devastating to the Yankees than their 6-4 defeat was the season-ending loss of Yankees captain Derek Jeter. One of the greatest postseason players in the game's history was carried off the field with a broken left ankle Saturday night. The Tigers withstood the Yankees' four-run ninth-inning rally, including Ibanez's latest game-tying home run, and answered with two runs in the 12th, with help from the second odd defensive play of the game by Yankees right fielder Nick Swisher. It added up to an American League Championship Series Game 1 victory for Detroit at Yankee Stadium. Jeter, known for stubbornly playing through injuries, notched his 200th career postseason hit earlier in the game. "His ankle fractured. So he's out. He's out," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "They talked about a three-month recovery ...
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