The Gist: Justin Verlander struck out 12 over eight remarkable innings and Ramon Santiago, Brandon Inge and Don Kelly delivered key hits to give the Tigers a 4-2 lead. Delmon Young crushed the first pitch he saw from Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano and gave the Tigers a 5-4 win. One more win and the Tigers clinch a spot in the American League Championship Series.
The Quote: “I’ve worked my tail off since , and I feel like every year I’ve been ready for this. And this is why I work so hard. There’s no point in holding anything back now.” – Verlander
The Stat: 12 – The number of Jose Valverde’s 19 pitches that were called balls.
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