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ALCS Game 4: Yankees at Tigers (rained out)

As the Yankees fight to extend their season for another day, they’ll do it without Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson in the lineup.

The start of ALCS Game 4 is being delayed due to inclement weather in the area, and the forecast isn’t particularly kind until after midnight, according to what I punched up from the Weather Channel. After what happened in last year’s AL Division Series right here, with CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander getting knocked out early in Game 1, Major League Baseball has been sensitive to starting games with threats in the area.

So, we’ll wait… Here are the lineups:

Ichiro Suzuki LF
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner CF
Eduardo Nunez SS

CC Sabathia LHP

Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Gerald Laird C

Max Scherzer RHP

ALCS Game 3: Yankees at Tigers

The Yankees have a new-look lineup for tonight’s Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers, with Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher planted on the bench.

Brett Gardner will get his first start since April 17, leading off and playing left field, while the Yankees hope that Curtis Granderson and Ichiro Suzuki can chase down any deep fly balls that the Tigers connect for facing Phil Hughes. Eduardo Nunez also replaces Jayson Nix at shortstop as the Yankees hope for some speed to rattle Justin Verlander.

Is this an ideal situation? No, but the Yankees are in a desperate situation, and both manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman figure they’d might as well try something different to shake things up.

“With all due respect, he can’t really give us any less than what we’ve gotten,” Cashman said of Gardner. “So why not? We’ll try it.”

Here are the lineups:

NEW YORK YANKEES (0-2 / 95-67) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (2-0 / 88-74)
RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, 1.35) vs. RHP Justin Verlander (2-0, 0.56)
Tuesday, October 16 • 8:07 p.m. et • TBS • Comerica Park

Brett Gardner lf
Ichiro Suzuki rf
Mark Teixeira 1b
Robinson Cano 2b
Raul Ibanez dh
Russell Martin c
Eric Chavez 3b
Curtis Granderson cf
Eduardo Nunez ss

Phil Hughes rhp

Austin Jackson cf
Quintin Berry lf
Miguel Cabrera 3b
Prince Fielder 1b
Delmon Young dh
Andy Dirks rf
Jhonny Peralta ss
Alex Avila c
Omar Infante 2b

Justin Verlander rhp

Information from the Yankees media relations department:

TWO DOWN: The Yankees have lost the first two games of an ALCS series for just the second time (also 1980 when they were swept by Kansas City in the series under a three-game format)…marks the ninth time the Yankees have started a best-of-seven series 0-2 – all coming in the World Series (1922 vs. New York Giants, ‘56 vs. Brooklyn, ‘58 vs. Milwaukee, ‘63 vs. Los Angeles, ‘76 vs. Cincinnati, ‘78 vs. Los Angeles, ‘96 vs. Atlanta and 2001 vs. Arizona)…came back to win the series four times in those previous situations (‘56, ‘58, ‘78 and ‘96)…were swept in ‘22, ‘63 and ‘76 and lost in seven games in ‘01.
ð Marks the third time the Yankees have begun a best-of-seven series with both losses coming as the home team (also ‘63 when they were swept by the Dodgers and ‘96 when they won four straight vs. Atlanta (beating Glavine, Avery, Smoltz and Maddux).

START US UP: Yankees starters have combined to go 2-2 with a 2.33 ERA (54.0IP, 14ER) in the 2012 postseason, with 48K and a .201 opponents average (40-for-199)… have tossed at least 6.0IP with 3ER or less in all seven starts, matching their World Championship season of 2009 for the best such stretch to start a postseason in franchise history.

Yankees look ahead to ALCS Game 3

10/15/12: Phil Hughes, Mark Teixeira and Jayson Nix discuss what they need to do to be successful in Game 3 of the ALCS

Derek Jeter to see specialist; will not travel with Yankees for ALCS

NEW YORK — Yankees captain Derek Jeter will not travel with the team when the American League Championship Series shifts to Detroit’s Comerica Park for Tuesday’s Game 3.

Jeter had an MRI and CT scan on Sunday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of a left ankle fracture. He is in a splint and crutches, the Yankees said, and will be sent to see foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi that the Yankees are trying to determine if Jeter – who was not present at Yankee Stadium for Game 2 – will need surgery. Even if surgery is recommended, Girardi said that the Yankees expect Jeter to be fully recovered in time for Spring Training.

“It’s possible. That’s why he’s having more tests,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “When I went back there [Saturday night], the doctor said, ‘I’m not saying you’re going to need it, but the next tests will determine if you need it.'”

ALCS Game 2: Yankees vs. Tigers

NEW YORK YANKEES (3-3/95-67) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (4-2/88-74)
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-0, 2.16) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (0-1, 2.84)
Sunday, October 14 • 4:07 p.m. et • TBS • Yankee Stadium

Austin Jackson CF
Quintin Berry LF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Andy Dirks RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Omar Infante 2B

Pitching: Anibal Sanchez RHP

Ichiro Suzuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Jayson Nix SS

Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda RHP

BIRTHDAY BOY: Manager Joe Girardi is celebrating his 48th birthday today.

EXTRA, EXTRA: The Yankees have played three extra-inning games thus far in the 2012 postseason (12 inn., 13 inn. and 12 inn.), with all three coming over their last four contests… matches their most extra-inning games in a single postseason all time (also 1996, 2004 and 2009)… had played three extra-inning games over their previous 31 postseason contests entering 2012.
ð Have lost their last two extra-inning games at home (also ALDS Game 4 vs. Baltimore)… prior to the setbacks, had won 10 straight extra-inning postseason wins at home dating back to 1999.
ð Have now played six extra-inning games in their last 10 home games.
ð Have played 46 combined innings over their last four games/days.

SO COOL: With his game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning last night, RHP Raul Ibanez became the first player in Major League history to homer three times in the ninth inning or later in a single postseason (also had a game-tying solo HR and “walk-off” solo HR in ALDS Game 3 vs. Baltimore)…joins Johnny Bench as the only two players ever with three career game-tying or go-ahead home runs in the ninth inning or later in postseason play.

HEY, REMEMBER THE 80s: Today, the Yankees will do something they haven’t done since 10/28/81 (Game 6 of the World Series) – play a postseason game without either Mariano Rivera or Derek Jeter on the roster.

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