Detroit Tigers take a 3-0 Lead in ALCS

Tigers win Game #3 over the New York Yankees 2-1

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

17th October, 2012     0

The Detroit Tigers are playing the New York Yankees for the American League Championship.  The first two games of the series would be played in New York this past weekend.   The Tigers won one of the most memorable game in recent playoff of history on Saturday night 6-4 against the Yankees in 12 innings.  This victory came after one of the biggest collapses in baseball history in the 9th inning.  The Tigers were leading 4-0 going into the bottom of the 9th with starter Doug Fister pitching a great game and the relievers followed suit.  Jose Valverde would give up two 2-run home runs in the inning to tie the game at 4-4.  The Tigers would pull out the game in the 12 inning by scoring 2 runs with a Delmon Young double and a Johnny Peralta single.  This would put the Tigers up 1-0 in the series.  

Both teams would face a quick turn around and play on late Sunday afternoon before a national television audience again.   Tiger starter Anibal Sanchez would pitch the game of his life going 7 innings and completely shutting down the Yankees.  Reliever Phil Coke would come on and pitch two great innings to also shut down the Yankees for 3-0 victory and go up 2-0 in the series.  The Tiger bats started to come alive with Miguel Cabrera and Johnny Peralta each getting two hits.  This was another excellent and well played game to watch.  The umpires might have the Tiger causes with a couple of questionable calls.  Now the teams would go back to Detroit and Comerica Park for the next 3 games if needed. 

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