The split squad Mets were defeated by the Tigers 9-4 on Sunday.
Madison Bumgarner shut down the Detroit Tigers for seven innings, then the San Francisco Giants took advantage of a bunt that stayed fair to eke out the go-ahead run in a 2-0 win Thursday night for a 2-0 edge in the World Series.
Raul Ibanez’s role will increase against the Tigers’ parade of right-handed starters and will be a key figure in the Yankees’ hopes of reaching the World Series.
Pettitte hopes to ride the wave of good pitching — and he’s a guy who knows a little something about playoff success.
CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.
There was Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit and Mariano Rivera’s record-setting save. Another division title and the best record in the American League. In the end, however, the Yankees went down with a whimper.
The Detroit Tigers survived a tense trip back to Bronx, with Jose Valverde and the bullpen holding on time and time again to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Thursday night to win the deciding Game 5 of their AL playoff series.
Here we go: Thursday night. Game 5. It’s all on the line for the Yankees, and all eyes in the Bronx will be on rookie sensation Ivan Nova.
All the months of preparation, all the millions of dollars, all the hopes of the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers come down to this: Ivan Nova vs. Doug Fister for a berth in the AL championship series.
Derek Jeter, yeah, he knows a little about playing under the October lights. So when Rick Porcello pitched a couple balls over the middle of the plate, he and the Yankees took advantage.
Last year on the day of the start of the postseason, Neil came up with a storyline for each of the eight teams involved. This time he changed it up and turned the storylines into the biggest question surrounding each of the eight postseason.
The Yankees and Detroit Tigers are set to open the playoffs the same way they began the regular season: Justin Verlander vs. CC Sabathia.
The outcome of ‘Wild Card Wednesday’ has made the Yankees’ playoff match-ups the toughest possible. Verlander and the Tigers are no easy task and the Rays are built for playoff success.
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