But in the top of the seventh, rookie Quintin Berry drove a ball over Curtis Granderson's head in center field and the ball bounced over the fence for an automatic double that seems, at the moment, the biggest hit in this game ...
Which of course brought up Prince Fielder, as it has all season long. But Kuroda somehow notched his ninth strikeout, with Fielder waving at a pitch in the dirt that would have been ball four to load the bases.
Which brought up Delmon Young, Game 1's hitting star (for the Tigers), with Kuroda and the Yankees looking for an inning-ending double play. They almost got it, but first this happened:
If that Yankees fan gets out of the way, Teixeira almost certainly makes that catch; whether Berry would have tried to tag up and score from third, we don't know. With new life, Young poked a grounder toward the shortstop hole. Jayson Nix fielded the ball and made a clean throw to Robinson Canó at second base, but Canó lost control of the ball while trying to throw. Young was safe as Berry scored the game's first run.
Kuroda escaped more damage when Andy Dirks hit yet another ground ball. But the way the Yankees have been going, The Tigers' single run seems like a lot.