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2011 ALDS Yankees-Tigers Game 5: Live Analysis of Game's Biggest Stories

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 01:  Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after being pulled from the game in the ninth inning of Game One of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium on October 1, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Doug MeadCorrespondent IOctober 6, 2011

Welcome to Bleacher Report’s ongoing coverage of the American League Divisional Series between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.

After surviving an elimination game with a victory at Comerica Park on Tuesday, the Yankees are back on home turf at Yankee Stadium to stave off elimination once again at the hands of the Tigers.

In a rematch of the suspended Game 1 matchup, rookie Ivan Nova of the Yankees and Doug Fister of the Tigers will be called upon to extend their team’s season. Nova, pitching in his first-ever postseason game, got the best of Fister last Saturday, allowing just two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings.

Fister will be looking to rebound after giving up six runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings. This time, however, both pitchers can get back to their normal routines after technically being called into relief for the suspended Game 1. Whether or not that makes a difference for either pitcher will be seen later tonight.

So, as the character Margo Channing famously said in the 1950 movie All About Eve, "Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!"

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