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ALCS Game 1: Tigers shake off blown save to beat Yankees in 12 innings, 6-4

The Tigers blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning, but they came back to beat the Yankees in 12 innings.

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Yankees fans react to Game 1 loss of Derek Jeter

The Yankees lost Game 1 of the American League Championship Series, 6-4, Saturday night. The rollercoaster game ended in heartbreaking fashion for the home team.

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Tigers fans react to ALCS Game 1 win

The Detroit Tigers almost blew it, but found a way to hold onto Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.

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Tigers win 6-4 in 12, NY loses Jeter for playoffs

One moment can change everything. The Detroit Tigers were leading 4-0 as Game 1 of the ALCS entered the bottom of the 9th. With one runner on base, Ichiro Suzuki hit a two-run home run bringing the Yankees within two. In a scene only in sports movies, Raul Ibanez played hero for the second time in three games. Ibanez knocked in a two-run home run to tie the score. It would take three extra innings to decide the winner with Detroit coming out on top, 6-4.

The game remained scoreless until the top of the 6th when a Prince Fielder single would score Austin Jackson, moving Miguel Cabrera over to second. Delmon Young followed suit with a single, scoring Carbrera. The Tigers added to their lead in the 8th with a Young home run.

In the 12th, Young would bring in his third RBI of the game on a double to right field, taking the score to 5-4. Andy Dirks drove in an additional run on a single up the middle. Unable to summon the same magic that tied the game in the 9th, the Yankees hitters went down in a row.

The 12th inning would prove disastrous for New York beyond just losing the game. Shortstop Derek Jeter would suffer a broken ankle on an attempted throw to first base. Jeter is expect to be out for the remainder of the post-season.

The Tigers take on the captain-less Yankees again on Sunday at 4:07 p.m. ET.

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Tigers 4, Yankees 4 after nine innings

Jose Valverde gave up four runs in the ninth inning to send Game 1 of the ALCS to extra innings

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Detroit 2, New York 0 after 6 innings

The Tigers scored two runs off of three hits given up by Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte in the top of the sixth inning to earn a 2-0 lead after six innings in Game 1 of the ALCS.

Austin Jackson tripled to lead off the top of the sixth and was brought home on a single by Prince Fielder, after Miguel Cabrera was intentionally walked, to score the first run of the game and give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.

Cabrera later scored on a single from Delmon Young to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead.

Pettitte walked the next batter, Jhonny Peralta, to load the bases before recording two straight outs to end the inning. Pettitte has given up seven hits, two earned runs and recorded four strikeouts through six innings.

After allowing seven base runners through the first three innings, Tigers starter Doug Fister settled down in fourth and fifth inning and retired six straight batters.

The Yankees loaded the bases for the third time in game in the bottom of the sixth inning, after Fister gave up back-to-back hits to Mark Teixeira and Raul Ibanez and walked Nick Swisher. But again, New York failed to score, after Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin each struck out swinging.

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Tigers 0, Yankees 0 after 3 innings

Despite loading the bases twice to open the game, the Yankees were unable to capitalize on Doug Fister's sluggish start as Game 1 of the ALCS against the Tigers remains scoreless after three innings.

Fister had issues with his control in the first inning as he threw 24 pitches, only 11 of them for strikes, while walking Derek Jeter, Raul Ibanez and Mark Teixeira to load the bases before Alex Rodriguez grounded out to second to end the inning.

Fister loaded the bases again in the second inning, this time by allowing three consecutive singles to Russell Martin, Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki but was able to get Robinson Cano to ground out with two outs to once again end the threat.

Fister settled down in the third inning, allowing just one hit before getting Rodriguez to ground out for an inning-ending double-play. Fister has thrown 54 pitches, 30 for strikes, through three innings.

Andy Pettitte was dominant to open the game, throwing 36 pitches, 26 for strikes and striking out three of the 10 batters he faced through three innings. Pettitte allowed two hits through the first three innings - a two-out single to Miguel Cabrera in the first inning and a Gerald Laird single in the third.
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Tigers go with righty-heavy lineup in game one

Gerald Laird and Avisail Garcia get starts against left-hander Andy Pettitte in game one of the ALCS Saturday.

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Tigers, Yankees kick off ALCS in New York

Doug Fister wil be on the hill for the Tigers in Game 1 of the ALCS in Yankee Stadium.

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Fister slated to go in Game 1 of ALCS

Doug Fister will be first up for the Tigers in the ALCS, with ace Justin Verlander likely to pitch in Game 3.

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