The Detroit Tigers were up by a score of 2-0 after the first three innings of Game 5, and that remained the case after the first four innings. There was no scoring again until the fifth inning, when Victor Martinez singled in Austin Jackson with two outs. The New York Yankees intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera to get to Martinez, and he made them pay with a clutch two-out hit.
The Tigers' three-run lead didn't last for long. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Robinson Cano hit a rocket to the right field grandstand with two outs. The solo home run cut the lead back down to two runs and made the score 3-1, which is what the score is after six innings in New York.
The most noteworthy thing about the middle three innings of Game 5 is how many pitching changes there were. The Yankees put Boone Logan in for Phil Hughes in the fourth inning, and then they inserted CC Sabathia into the game in the top of the fifth inning. Rafael Soriano relieved Sabathia in the sixth.
For the Tigers, Doug Fister managed to get through five innings. Things were looking pretty sketchy when he loaded the bases with one out in the fourth inning, but Fister worked his way out of the jam and came back out for the fifth inning.
Max Scherzer took over for the Tigers in the sixth inning and retired Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher before allowing a Jorge Posada single. He struck out Russell Martin for the third out of the inning.
Going into the seventh inning, the Tigers still hold a 3-1 lead.