The Detroit Tigers managed to hold on and win a 7-5 outing against the New York Yankees in game two to even up the series at a game apiece. Jose Valverde came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth and ended up giving up three runs. The first batter he faced, Nick Swisher, homered to left field. Then, Valverde got Robinson Cano out, but followed it up with an Alex Rodriguez walk. Mark Teixeira fouled out after that, so Valverde needed just one out.
Naturally, he had to draw it out, as Rodriguez advanced to second and then was scored by Curtis Granderson. Then, Raul Ibanez scored Granderson with a double to left field, but Eric Chavez flied out to right field to end the game and gave Detroit the win.
Drew Smyly picked up the win for the Tigers with six solid innings in which he gave up two hits and one earned run (on a homerun), with two walks and seven strikeouts. Freddy Garcia was given the loss for the Yankees, after he was pulled in the second inning after giving up five hits and six runs, with two walks and three strikeouts.
They'll meet again for game three of the series at 1:05 p.m. eastern on Sunday, as the Tigers go for the series win.