The Yankees are off to a 1-4 start to begin the season after failing to the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.
It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit’s starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series.
The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.
Game 4 of the AL championship series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees has been postponed by bad weather in the area — although Comerica Park itself was still dry when the game was called.
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.
CC Sabathia went 8 strong innings on Sunday as the Yankees defeated the Tigers, 6-2.
Nick Swisher left Sunday’s game with a tight left hamstring and will undergo a precautionary MRI.
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.
Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings, and Magglio Ordonez homered for the first time this season to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Max Scherzer pitched two-hit ball for six shutout innings, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-1 win over the New York Yankees on Monday night.
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