On a sunny afternoon at Comerica Park, the Detroit Tigers are off to a solid start in Game 4 of the ALCS with a 2-0 lead on the New York Yankees after three innings of action.
The Tigers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning on a Delmon Young RBI single that plated infielder Omar Infante, and added a second run two innings later after Avisail Garcia's infield single with the bases loaded. First baseman Prince Fielder leads the way with an early 2-for-2 performance from the plate, while Yankees lefty CC Sabathia continues to labor through Detroit's right-handed-heavy lineup with a whopping 73 total pitches thrown after just three frames.
Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer came into the game on a reported 100-pitch limit due to shoulder concerns, and needed a total of 55 to make it through his first three innings of work unscathed. Scherzer has already fanned five New York hitters with one walk, and is still in good shape to pitch deep into the contest if he can pick up a quick inning.