Tigers starting pitchers dominated Yankees in ALCS

Jason Miller

The Detroit Tigers' starting rotation posted the second-lowest ERA ever in a best-of-seven series against the New York Yankees.

The Detroit Tigers rode dominant starting pitching to a sweep of the New York Yankees and a World Series berth. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the run of the Tigers' staff in the ALCS was one of the best in postseason history:

Detroit's Max Scherzer capped off the dominance in Game 4, striking out 10 and only giving up one run on two hits in 5.2 innings.

In Game 3, Tigers ace Justin Verlander continued his postseason brilliance, pitching eighth innings of shutout ball before giving up a solo home run to Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez in the ninth inning. Verlander recorded one out in the ninth before parting for reliever Phil Coke.

Game 2 saw a seven-inning, zero run performance from Anibal Sanchez, while Doug Fister pitched 6.1 shutout innings in Game 1.

For the series, the Tigers' starting staff pitched 27.1 innings and gave up only two runs on 14 hits.

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