ALDS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers (Take II)
Let’s try this one more time. It’s cool and we had some showers earlier that brought the tarp out, but it looks like we’re ready to go in the Bronx … with the Yankees batting in the second inning and the score tied, 1-1.
American League Division Series: Game One
September 30, 2011-October 1, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 8:37 p.m. ET (TBS, WCBS 880 AM)
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) Doug Fister RHP (11-13, 2.83)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH (Batting when game resumes, with no outs in 2nd inning)
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (19-8, 3.00) Ivan Nova RHP (16-4, 3.70)
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.