New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers: Team Grades from ALCS Game 3

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New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers: Team Grades from ALCS Game 3
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The Detroit Tigers put the New York Yankees into an enormous hole with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series. The Tigers will only need one more win to clinch a spot in the World Series, and they do have the pleasure of playing the next two games at home at Comerica Park.

Justin Verlander was near-perfect on Tuesday night, tossing 8.1 innings of one-run baseball, only giving up a home run in the ninth to Eduardo Nunez. Delmon Young and Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera provided all the offense that the Tigers would need as Phil Coke finished off the job in the ninth.

CC Sabathia and Max Scherzer will take the ball for their respective teams in Game 4 on Wednesday, as the Tigers will look to advance and get some time off while the Yankees will try to start a massive comeback.

Let's take a look at the grades for the Tigers and Yankees for Game 3.

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