Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers spoiled a brilliant performance from Hiroki Kuroda and outlasted the New York Yankees, 3-0, to move to a commanding 2-0 ALCS lead.
Kuroda was perfect through five innings, but the Tigers, thanks to some timely seventh- and eighth-inning hitting, finally crossed the plate a few times to secure the crucial win. In the end, Kuroda gave up three runs on five hits and struck out 11 through 7.2 innings.
Sanchez, meanwhile, put forth a little gem of his own. Detroit's midseason acquisition was nearly unhittable, as he pitched seven scoreless innings, gave up just three hits and three walks, and struck out seven in the win. Phil Coke came on for the impressive two-inning save.
The Yankees must now travel to Detroit for three games to climb out of this big two-game hole. Game 4 will take place on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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