Give credit to the New York Yankees, they at least made it interesting. In what seemed like a sure-fire victory for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon baseball, the Bombers struck when it mattered to roar back in the later parts of the game.
Though they were able to plate two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and had the door opened thanks to a shaky relief outing by Tigers closer Jose Valverde-New York could not undo the damage done by one Miguel Cabrera.
In Game One it was the Robinson Cano, show as the Yankees second baseman drove in six RBI’s; in a anything you can do I can do better moment-Cabrera came through for Detroit. Miguel came through in a big way, with a three hit day, a homer, while also driving in three runs.
Starter Freddy Garcia (L, 0-1), who seemed to have good stuff on the mound for New York, tossing 5.1 innings only giving up those three runs to Cabrera. Meanwhile the Yankees could not figure out Tigers starter Max Scherzer (W, 1-0) who was brilliant on the hill for Detroit.
Scherzer blanked the Bombers, striking out five batters, with the only damage being done to the starter coming off the stick of one Curtis Granderson. The Yankees MVP-candidate struck for the first run of a game, hitting a laser homer to right field
Looking to avoid what happened to them in 2006, New York will now look to motor into Detroit and take the rest of the ALDS series. For those fans waiting to see C.C. Sabathia and Justin Verlander’s delayed duel-will finally get the chance on Monday night. First pitch is slated for 8:37 p.m.
Written on October 3, 2011