Tigers take 3-0 ALCS lead over Yanks
UPDATED OCT 17, 2012 3:12 AM ET
Justin Verlander and Detroit’s stellar starters are one win from the World Series.
Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series.
Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs in the ninth before striking out postseason star Raul Ibanez for his second save in two games. Detroit can complete a sweep and earn its second pennant in seven years Wednesday night when Max Scherzer pitches against Yankees ace CC Sabathia.
”We put ourselves in a decent position, but that’s all we have done,” Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
Verlander allowed only a pair of singles by Ichiro Suzuki and a leadoff homer by Eduardo Nunez in the ninth. Delmon Young hit a solo home run for the Tigers, and Miguel Cabrera had an RBI double.
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October 17, 2012 at 9:17 am
World Series tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for possible Detroit games
Detroit — Individual game tickets for potential 2012 World Series home games at Comerica Park will go on sale at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
From Detroit News.