Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Anibal Sanchez tossed seven brilliant innings and
the Detroit Tigers beat the Derek Jeter-less New York Yankees, 3-0, on Sunday
to take a 2-0 lead in the American League Championship Series.
Miguel Cabrera, Avisail Garcia and Delmon Young had an RBI apiece for the
Tigers, who won 6-4 in 12 innings in Game 1 on Saturday night.
Sanchez (1-1) gave up just three hits while striking out seven and walking
three for Detroit. Phil Coke tossed two scoreless innings of relief.
Hiroki Kuroda (0-1), who was perfect through five innings, allowed three runs
on five hits over 7 2/3 innings for the Yankees, who had just four hits. The
right-hander struck out 11 and walked zero.
The Yankees played a postseason game without either Mariano Rivera or Jeter on
the roster for the first time since Oct. 28, 1981 (Game 6 of the World
Series). Jeter fractured his ankle in Game 1 and will miss the rest of the
postseason, while Rivera was lost in May to a torn ACL.
New York manager Joe Girardi celebrated his 48th birthday with an ejection.
Girardi was unhappy with what appeared to be a missed call by second base
umpire Jeff Nelson in the eighth inning. The Tigers went on to score two
insurance runs in the frame.
Game 3 will take place on Tuesday in Detroit.
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