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.