Tigers first on the board with 2 runs in 6th

Boy, that got out of hand in a hurry. Well, almost.

When Austin Jackson led off the sixth inning, this ALCS opener was still scoreless. But Jackson zipped a hot grounder down the right-field line that bounced off a jutting box, and he made third base without a throw. Omar Infante followed with a fly ball to right field, not deep enough for Jackson to go for home.

Not so early in the inning, anyway, especially with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder looming.

Pettitte passed Cabrera on purpose, because Cabrera's the best right-handed hitter in the league and Fielder's a left-handed hitter.

That didn't work so well, because Fielder drove a single into center field to score Jackson with the game's first run. Delmon Young followed that up by dumping a single into right, with Cabrera scoring. And Pettitte made matters worse by walking Jhonny Peralta to load the bases.

That brought up rookie Avisail García, who took a big rip at the first pitch and popped the ball high into the Bronx sky. Eventually it dropped into Robinson Canó's glove, and the Yankees were still very much in the game.

Heading to the bottom of the sixth, it's now Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

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