Tigers One Step Away from World Series with 2-1 Finish in Game 3
It's beginning to feel like the Detroit Tigers stacked the deck in the ALCS against the New York Yankees, and with their ace Justin Verlander, Game 3 was another masterclass in pitching.
Verlander threw 132 pitches in 8 and 1/3 innings Tuesday night, only allowing a solo run in the top of the 9th by Eduardo Nunez to end the Yankees' scoring drought.
A brief rally later in the inning with Phil Coke on the mound had fans weary, but with two men on base, Coke struck out Raul Ibanez, who has been one of the Yankees' only bright spots on the lineup in the postseason.
Delmon Young continues to produce in the series, with a solo home run in the bottom of the 4th to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. A double from Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the 5th brought home Berry and gave the Tigers their second run.
The Tigers are now one game away from the World Series, and will play Game 4 tonight in Detroit with Max Scherzer on the mound. The Yankees with use C.C. Sabathia.
In the NLCS, the Cardinals and Giants are tied 1-1 and will play Game 3 tonight. A Tigers' sweep in the ALCS would give the team some extra days rest before the World Series.
Game 4 from Comerica Park begins at 8:07PM on TBS.