Thursday, October 6, 2011

American League Divisional Playoffs: Tigers Knock Off Yanks In The Bronx; To Face Rangers For Pennant

At New York:

Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit consecutive home runs and Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 Thursday night to win their American League divisional playoff series three games to five.  The Tigers will open the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers at Arlington on Saturday.  Justin Verlander will pitch the opener against the Rangers' C. J. Wilson.

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