So much for CC Sabathia curing everything that's ailed the Yankees. He didn't pitch poorly in the first inning, but the Tigers got a couple of breaks and capitalized, as they so often have, when Delmon "Mr. RBI" Young drove a two-out single into right field to plate Omar Infante with Game 4's first run.
In the top of the first inning, the Yankees, as usual, were retired in order by the enemy starting pitcher; this time, it was Max Scherzer.
Austin Jackson led off the bottom of the first, and popped out. Next up, Infante hit what looked like a routine grounder to third baseman Eric Chavez. But somehow Infante beat Chavez's throw by a nose. Sabathia retired Miguel Cabrera on a routine fly to left field, but Prince Fielder followed with soft liner to left field that moved Infante to third base. And that brought up Young, who drove Sabathia's first pitch into right field to give the Tigers an early lead.
Sabathia struck out Jhonny Peralta to end the rally. Delmon Young now ranks second on the Tigers' all-time postseason RBI list, with 14. Here's how he did it: