ALDS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers

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American League Division Series: Game One
September 30, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 8:37 p.m. ET (TBS, WCBS 880 AM)

TIGERS (95-67)
Austin Jackson CF
Magglio Ordonez RF
Delmon Young LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Alex Avila C
Ryan Raburn 2B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Brandon Inge 3B

Pitching: Justin Verlander RHP (24-5, 2.40)

YANKEES (97-65)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (19-8, 3.00)

UMPIRES: Tony Randazzo HP, Eric Cooper 1B, Gerry Davis (CC) 2B, Dan Iassogna 3B, Ted Barrett LF, Bill Welke RF.

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play Game 1 of the 2011 American League Division Series vs. the Detroit Tigers tonight at Yankee Stadium…are making their 16th postseason appearance in the last 17 seasons (also 1995-2007, ’09-10)…will be the Yankees’ 17th ALDS all-time, going 10-6 in the series (including a victorious 1981 appearance vs. the Milwaukee Brewers to determine the AL East Champion)…are 14-7 in 20 “best-of-five” postseason series since 1976.

SIX STRAIGHT: The Yankees have swept each of their last two ALDS matchups (both vs. Minnesota)…their current six-game winning streak in ALDS games is tied for the longest all time.

START ME UP: LHP CC Sabathia will make his eighth career Game 1 start (in all rounds) on Friday vs. Detroit, tying Whitey Ford and Roger Clemens (8 each) for the second-most Game 1 starts all time behind Greg Maddux (11)…his five career Game 1 wins are tied with John Smoltz and Red Ruffing for the most in postseason history…since joining the Yankees in 2009, has started Game 1 in each of the club’s five postseason series, going 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA (31.2IP, 12ER)…the five straight Game 1 starts is the longest such streak in club history.


POSTPONED! I’ll be back tomorrow.


Those outside strikes are off of the plate!


Let’s go YANKEES!



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