CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.
Rivera is getting set to close his career. The Yankees legend plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.
The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
While Terry Collins is entering the final year of his contract with the Mets, he has decided not to let his status as a lame-duck manager become an issue.
The poor play by Fielder, Lamont and Peralta cost the Tigers something very important: THE LEAD. And that is something that the Detroit Tigers, at that point down 1-0 and soon to be down 2-0 after that play, desperately needed.
Miguel Cabrera and Tigers out-slugged the Yankees on Saturday and won 7-5.
Jerry Recco began his first update of the day offering a preview of Thursday night’s Game 5 between the Tigers and the Yankees at the Stadium.
With the season on the line, the Yankees sent A.J. Burnett to the mound and hoped for the best. New York’s $82.5 million enigma came through when his team needed him most.
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.
Most Yankees fans see it as a worst-case scenario: New York needs embattled starter A.J. Burnett to help them avoid elimination.
The Yankees will go with three starters for their American League Division Series matchup against Detroit. As for the Tigers? They put five starting pitchers on the roster.
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 Yankees and CC Sabathia will get an early chance on Thursday to prove to the rest of baseball that even though they lost out on Cliff Lee, the 2011 version of the Bombers is up to the challenge of recapturing the AL East.
CC Sabathia allowed two hits and struck out two for the Yankees in a 6-2 loss to the Tigers.
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