Yanks Rally But Fall Short, Series Tied 1-1
Bronx, NY (WIBX) – Detroit’s Max Scherzer two-hit the Yankees through six innings as the Tigers defeated New York 5-3 on Sunday to tie their American League Division Series match up at one game apiece.
Freddy Garcia suffered the loss for New York allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3 innings of work. An error by shortstop Derek Jeter accounted for a fourth run while Garcia was on the hill.
Curtis Granderson clubbed a solo home run in the 8th to get the Yankees on the board. In the 9th, against Detroit’s dominant closer Jose Ververde, Nick Swisher led off the inning with a solo homer of his own.
Jorge Posada followed with a triple and Russell Martin walked to put the tying run at the plate. After a sacrifice fly from Andruw Jones, Jeter struck out but the bomber still had life. A walk to Curtis Granderson put him on first as the tying run when Saturday’s hero Robinson Cano, who drove in six runs in the continuation of game one, came to the plate as the winning run. Valverde regrouped and go a ground out to end it.
The series now moves to Detroit on Monday night with New York C.C. Sabathia throwing against the Tiger’s ace, Justin Verlander. First pitch is scheduled for 8:37 p.m. on TBS.
The Rangers and Rays (1-1) will resume their series on Monday at 5:07 in Tampa.
In the National League, St. Louis rallied to beat the Phillies 5-4 to tie that series at 1-1. And in Milwaukee, the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks 9-4 to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.
Both National League series resume on Tuesday.