A day after the threat of rain postponed Game 4 of the ALCS, the Tigers and Yankees get back on the field in downtown Detroit with the home team looking to sweep the Bronx Bombers and get back to the World Series for the first time since 2006.
Insights, notes and updates from The Detroit News baseball writers
Despite the absence of rain for nearly an hour after the scheduled first pitch, Game 4 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Yankees has been postponed. Weather is on the way, according to Major League Baseball. They say it’s safest not to start the game for fear they may have to stop it and … Continue Reading →
With rain on the way, Major League Baseball has delayed the start of the Tigers and Yankees game. It is worth noting, no rain has fallen. But the threat of rain has delayed the start of this one. With no start time as of now, this one might not even be played tonight as storms … Continue Reading →
Not even the fan with the most optimism about this Tigers team could see this coming. The Tigers can sweep the Yankees right out of the ALCS and move on to the World Series with a victory tonight. The Tigers have dominated the Yankees with starting pitching, and tonight it’s Max Scherzer’s turn. Scherzer has … Continue Reading →
Justin Verlander was so close to throwing back-to-back postseason shutouts, but a ninth inning home run by Eduardo Nunez led to Jim Leyland taking Verlander out of the game after he got Brett Gardner to ground out for the first out of the ninth. Phil Coke came in and allowed two two-out singles to Mark Teixeira and … Continue Reading →
The first at-bat of the ninth saw Justin Verlander give up a home run to Eduardo Nunez. Phil Coke has come into the game and allowed two two-out singles.
Justin Verlander hasn’t had his best stuff tonight, and that’s saying something. He’s one inning away from back-to-back postseason shutouts. Verlander has just three strikeouts and has thrown 115 pitches through eight innings. The only two hits he’s given up tonight were singles to Ichiro. The Tigers lead the game 2-0 heading into the bottom … Continue Reading →
Justin Verlander has only allowed two baserunners all night, and both were singles by Ichiro, who led off the seventh inning. Verlander dug in deep, though, and knifed his way through the middle of the Yankees lineup with a man on base. He’s thrown 101 pitches, so whether or not he throws a complete game … Continue Reading →
Miguel Cabrera had the bases loaded with one out and hit a rocket down the third base line that former gold glove winner Eric Chavez scooped up to start an inning-ending double play. The Tigers had a chance to blow this one wide open, but the Yankees are hanging in there. Justin Verlander has been sitting … Continue Reading →
Miguel Cabrera hit a hard line drive to deep right center that Curtis Granderson could not catch up with, and delivered Quintin Berry home from second base. Berry stole second after reaching on an error by Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez. Even with no outs in the inning, the Tigers weren’t able to cash in … Continue Reading →