Game 4 Recap: Yankees 10 – Tigers 1

ESPN highlights available here.

The Score: Yankees 10 – Tigers 1

The Gist: Compared to what most experts predicted, A.J. Burnett tossed a spotless game against the Tigers. He walked the bases loaded in the first inning and nearly saw the game slip away early when Don Kelly laced a ball to center that Curtis Granderson nearly misplayed into a bases-clearing triple. Instead, Grandy made the catch to end the inning. Except for a Victor Martinez solo shot in the sixth which made the score 2-1, the Tigers were stymied. Rick Porcello struck out five and walked just one but wasn’t good enough. The Tigers bullpen? Don’t ask.

The Quote: “This is not 2006.” – Jim Leyland

The Stat: 32.34 – The combined ERA of Al Alburquerque, Phil Coke and Daniel Schlereth in Game 5.

Up Next: ALDS Game 5 – Thursday: Tigers vs. Yankees @ Yankee Stadium | 8 p.m. ET | On the air: TBS/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

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