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Delmon Young, Avisail Garcia give Tigers some insurance over Yankees in ALCS Game 1

Oct 13, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

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The Tigers’ lead in Game 1 of the ALCS just grew.

Delmon Young launched a solo home run to the left field seats at Yankee Stadium with one out in the top of the eighth, pushing Detroit to a 3-0 advantage over New York with the evening growing increasingly late.

The dinger not only provided insurance for the Tigers in this crucial ALCS opener, it also made Young the all-time postseason home run leader in franchise history. (He overtook the great Craig Monroe).

Jhonny Peralta followed Young’s blast with a double, then scooted home on a single by Avisail Garcia, making the score 4-0.

The Tigers will ask their bullpen to nail down the final six outs. The bottom of the eight just began.

  1. nflfollower - Oct 13, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Is it just me, or did those runs take the air out out of not only Yankee stadium, but also the TBS booth? You would think these guys are Yankee fans. Maybe smoltz still harbors some bitter feelings from the trade….

  2. historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    This lead might be Valverde-proof.

    • nflfollower - Oct 13, 2012 at 11:36 PM

      Actually that was fairly predictable

    • historiophiliac - Oct 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Or not. I’m so tired of hearing how great A’s & Yanks are w/ comebacks when the truth is our closer effing sucks. WTF. We’d be better off if they’d left Benoit in. That’s 2 Valverde has screwed up. Damnit!

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