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  1. Delmon Young puts Tigers ahead of Yankees in Game 3 of ALCS with solo home run

    Oct 16, 2012, 9:37 PM EDT

    delmon young home run getty

    Uh oh, people. Justin Verlander has a lead. Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young launched a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the fourth inning off Yankees starter Phil Hughes, pushing Detroit ahead 1-0 in this ALCS Game 3. Hughes then walked Andy Dirks and departed with a trainer after appearing to…

  2. Cano’s hitless streak runs to 27 at-bats, Game 3 is scoreless

    Oct 16, 2012, 8:43 PM EDT

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    Robinson Cano hit an easy groundball to Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta in the top of the second inning of this ALCS Game 3 in Detroit, extending his postseason hitless streak to 27 straight at-bats. Cano already set the postseason record for offensive futility in Game 2 and is now merely padding on. The Tigers managed…

  3. ALCS Game 3 lineups: Yankees vs. Tigers

    Oct 16, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit: NEW YORK YANKEES DETROIT TIGERS 1. Brett Gardner, LF           1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Ichiro Suzuki, RF 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5.…

  4. Verlander vs. The Yankees: it hardly seems fair

    Oct 16, 2012, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Tigers are up 2-0 in the ALCS. They are back home in Detroit. The Yankees offense is sending scribes to the thesaurus to find new words to describe their anemic offense ( feeble, infirm, pallid, sickly, wan, impotent, debilitated, decrepit, enervated, faint, flaccid, forceless, frail, impuissant).  And, oh yeah, Justin Verlander is on the mound…

  5. Chris Carpenter evens things up against Giants with RBI double

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:53 PM EDT

    Getty Chris Carpenter

    Ryan Vogelsong retired David Freese and Daniel Descalso to begin the top of the second inning, but he paid dearly for issuing a two-out walk to Pete Kozma. Chris Carpenter — yes, Chris Carpenter — followed by doubling into the left-center field gap to score Kozma and tie the game at 1-1. Carpenter went 2-for-3…

  6. “Narratives” vs. analysis: can’t we all just get along?

    Oct 15, 2012, 9:35 AM EDT

    XKCD

    Let’s talk about narrative. It’s a word that has come up a lot in baseball writing recently, in everything from the AL MVP debate to the Red Sox meltdown and now to the Yankees listless ALCS performance.  In response to most baseball stories in which, well, stories are told as opposed to a focused analysis…

  7. What you missed over the weekend

    Oct 15, 2012, 8:20 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Did you know that there is a 100% correlation between watching football and death? Really, every single person who has ever watched a football game has either died or will, without question, die in the future.  Stop the dying, people. Stop watching football.  It’s for your own good. In case you haven’t decided to turn…

  8. Umpire admits bad call, Joe Girardi calls for more replay

    Oct 14, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

    Joe Girardi

    Umpire Jeff Nelson admitted after Sunday’s game that he botched the call at second base that aided the Tigers in a two-run eighth inning against the Yankees. Omar Infante was attempting to return to the bag after rounding second on a single, but he was clearly tagged out by Robinson Cano on the play. Nelson…

  9. Jeff Nelson made one of the worst safe calls you’ll ever see

    Oct 14, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT

    Omar Infante, Robinson Cano

    My belief isn’t that we need more instant replay in baseball because umpire’s are incompetent. My belief is that it’s needed because a lot of things happen in baseball that are way too tough to call at normal speed. This, however, was not one of those plays. In the eighth inning of Sunday’s ALCS Game…

  10. Anibal Sanchez dominates, Yankees sleepwalk through loss to Tigers in Game 2 of ALCS

    Oct 14, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez yielded just three hits over seven shutout innings and third baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Tigers rolled to a far-too-easy 3-0 victory over the Yankees on Sunday evening in Game 2 of the ALCS. Yankees fans might choose to pout about a blown call at second…

  11. Robinson Cano sets postseason record with 0-for-26 skid

    Oct 14, 2012, 7:27 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Robinson Cano has a way of making baseball look effortless. Which is all well and good when he’s batting his usual .310 with very good power. When he slumps, his usual manner makes him look lackadaisical and disinterested, even though he might be anything but. Cano went hitless in a fifth straight game Sunday in…

  12. Tigers take 1-0 lead in seventh inning of ALCS Game 2

    Oct 14, 2012, 6:18 PM EDT

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    Hiroki Kuroda carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and has fanned nine Tigers batters without issuing a walk through his first seven frames. But the Yankees currently trail in this ALCS Game 2. Quintin Berry opened the top of the seventh inning with a ground-rule double to center field then scored from third…

  13. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 14, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS, set for a 4:00 p.m. ET first pitch in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 2. Quintin Berry, LF 2. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4.…

  14. It’s just not the postseason without Derek Jeter

    Oct 14, 2012, 1:49 AM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    The Yankees were already going it without Mariano Rivera this month, a strange sight to everyone who has followed baseball since the mid-1990s. But then Rivera was only out there for one or two innings per night. Derek Jeter was the immovable object. The Yankees have played in 158 postseason games since 1996, and Jeter…

  15. Tigers helped by blown call, Game 1 of ALCS is tied

    Oct 13, 2012, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Tigers right-hander Doug Fister has been uncharacteristically wild in this ALCS Game 1 at Yankee Stadium, allowing three walks through two innings. But he was bailed out on a nice play by Jhonny Peralta with the bases loaded in the first inning and a blown call by first base umpire Rob Drake with the bases…

  16. ALCS Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees, in New York: DETROIT TIGERS NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  17. Alex Rodriguez back in lineup for Game 1 of ALCS, but bumped to sixth

    Oct 13, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    After he was benched in favor of Eric Chavez for the decisive Game 5 of the ALDS against the Orioles yesterday, Alex Rodriguez is back in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS tonight against Doug Fister and the Tigers. Rodriguez will play third base and bat sixth in his return. It certainly…

  18. ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Championship Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in New York: Doug Fister vs. Andy Pettitte…

  19. Yankees stretch lead to 2-0 over Orioles in Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki Reuters

    The Yankees have given CC Sabathia a little breathing room. Ichiro Suzuki doubled home Derek Jeter in the bottom of the sixth inning to stretch the Yankees’ lead to 2-0. Jeter drew a one-out walk and scored all the way from first base after Suzuki put one into the right-center field gap. Robinson Cano struck…

  20. ALDS Game 5 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in New York: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Adam Jones, CF 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Chris Davis, RF 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  21. Eric Chavez over Alex Rodriguez the right move for Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Darren O’Day isn’t a conventional pitcher. He’s given plenty of quality right-handed hitters a tough time during his big-league career. Still, it was kind of telling that Alex Rodriguez couldn’t  catch up to his 85-mph fastball in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles. A-Rod did get a single and a walk in five plate appearances Thursday.…

  22. Alex Rodriguez takes seat again, yet Curtis Granderson is even worse

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:54 AM EDT

    Yankees' Granderson attempts a bunt against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Alex Rodriguez was removed for a pinch-hitter for the second straight game Thursday and rightfully so. Yet A-Rod hasn’t been the Yankees’ worst performer through four postseason games. That title goes to Curtis Granderson. Granderson went 0-for-5 with three more strikeouts in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles. He’s 1-for-16 with nine strikeouts in the series,…

  23. Orioles top Yankees in 13 innings, ALDS moves to a decisive Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:26 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Matt Wieters

    We will have four Game Fives in division series play this year for the first time ever. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings tonight at Yankee Stadium to keep their season alive and force a decisive fifth game tomorrow afternoon. The Orioles grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Nate McLouth hit a…

  24. Orioles pull ahead of Yankees in 13th inning

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

    J.J. Hardy Getty

    The Orioles have a little bit of life left. J.J. Hardy just delivered an RBI double off David Phelps in the top of the 13th inning to give the Orioles a 2-1 lead over the Yankees. It broke the team’s 0-for-15 streak with runners in scoring position. Manny Machado got the inning started with an…

  25. Orioles and Yankees tied going into the seventh

    Oct 11, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter Reuters

    The Orioles grabbed a 1-0 lead on a solo home run by Nate McLouth in the top of the fifth, but the Yankees drew even in the bottom of the sixth. Derek Jeter led off the inning with a double to the right field corner and was bunted over to third base by Ichiro Suzuki.…

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