Tigers vs. Yankees, 2012 ALCS Game 2: New York's offense struggling

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The Yankees have had trouble putting runs on the board during the postseason.

The New York Yankees lost Game 2 of the ALCS 3-0 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, and they were not able to muster any offense against Tigers pitching. Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez went seven innings, striking out seven and walking three. SB Nation's Pinstriped Bible was not pleased by the Yankees' efforts at the plate:

What wasn't good was the offense. The Yankees were held to just three hits, and outside of the first, where they had two on and two out for Russell Martin, they never really threatened.

The Yankees have yet to score a run against a Detroit starting pitcher in this series -- the four runs they scored in Game 1 came off reliever Jose Valverde. They've scored a total of 20 runs in seven postseason games.

New York got a good effort from Game 2 starter Hiroki Kuroda, who held the Tigers hitless through the first five innings. He struck out 11 batters and was charged with three runs on five hits.

Game 3 of the ALCS is set for Tuesday night at 8:07 p.m. ET. The Tigers have a 2-0 series lead.

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