Win and you are in! Game five in New York, the Yankees taking on the Detroit Tigers in the fifth and final game with the series tied at two wins each.
The Tigers started the first inning by scoring two runs, both solo homers. Don Kelly hit one and Delmon Young had the other, both off of Yankee starter Ivan Nova.
Nova was pulled after two innings, allowing the two runs on three hits with three K’s. He was relieved by Phil Hughes who went 1.1 inning, no runs allowed, gave up two hits and had two K’s. Next was Boone Logan, 0.2 inning no runs, one hit and one strikeout. The next pitcher was CC Sabathia, 1.1 innings, allowed one run on two hits, two walks and four K’s. Next was Rafael Soriano, 1.2 innings no runs and two K’s. David Robertson started the eight for the Yankees, the sixth Yankee pitcher, he retired the side in order. The ninth inning belonged to Mariano Rivera, three up for Detroit, three down, on five total pitches.
Detroit started Doug Fister. Fister allowed one run on five hits, two walks and four K’s. Max Scherzer came in the game in the sixth innings in relief and gave up one run on two hits with two K’s. Joaquin Benoit was next for Detroit, 1.2 innings no runs, one walk, three hits and three K’s. In the bottom of the ninth with Detroit up 3-2 Jose Valverde came in to try to collect another save. It took eleven pitches to set down the side, get his save, preserve the win for Fister and win the series for Detroit.
Mission accomplished, congratulations to the Detroit Tigers as they win 3-2 and advance to the ALCS.
Best Of Five
Tampa eliminated. Texas wins series 3-1.
09/30_Game 1_ Tampa 9 Texas 0 10/01_Game 2_ Tampa 6 Texas 8 10/03_Game 3_ Texas 4 Tampa 3 10/04_Game 4_ Texas 4 Tampa 3
Yankees eliminated. Detroit wins series 3-2.
10/01_Game 1_ Detroit 3 New York 9 10/02_Game 2_ Detroit 5 New York 3 10/03_Game 3_ New York 4 Detroit 5 10/04_Game 4_ New York 10 Detroit 1 10/06_Game 5_ Detroit 3 New York 2
10/01_Game 1_ St. Louis 6 Philadelphia 11 10/02_Game 2_ St. Louis 5 Philadelphia 4 10/04_Game 3_ Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 2 10/05_Game 4_ Philadelphia 3 St. Louis 5 10/07_Game 5_ St. Louis Philadelphia
Winners: Texas and Detroit Eliminated: Tampa and NY Yankees
Arizona at Milwaukee Time: 5:07 PM National TV: TBS Starting Pitchers Arizona: Ian Kennedy Milwaukee: Yovani Gallardo
St. Louis at Philadelphia Time: 8:37 PM National TV: TBS Starting Pitchers St. Louis: Chris Carpenter Philadelphia: Roy Halladay