With a pitch tracker that was consistently challenged and stars whose careers could be remembered for one particular at-bat in the post season, this provided lots of controversy.
Ivan Nova shuts it down after "forearm tightness." CC comes out of the pen.
Doug Fister throws well. Tigers hit homers on back-to-back pitches.
It all sounds crazy, but its the post-season. Nothing is normal.
There were times that if you weren't standing, you should check your pulse again.
Here are those moments.
Ivan Nova had given up four home runs—until tonight.
In the top of the first inning, Don Kelly and Delmon Young hit back-to-back bombs on back-to-back pitches.
Talk about starting the night off well.
With the bases loaded, a 3-2 count and two outs, Brett Gardner flied out to Don Kelly behind third base.
Yankees spoiled a chance with the bases loaded.
Gardner's fly-out followed an infield fly rule to Cabrera at first.
In the top of the fifth against New York's best, CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez singles to center.
That single scores Austin Jackson from second and gives Detroit a 3-0 lead.
In a controversial move by Joe Girardi, CC Sabathia comes out of the pen in a "relief by committee" game for the Yanks.
One of the best hitters in the league right now showed everybody why with a solo blast in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Cano's homer was crushed into the second deck in right field, proving that he is crazy strong.
After throwing warm-up pitches in the bottom of the seventh, Joaquin was asked to remove the bandage on his left cheek.
He was not happy about it and he showed the Yankees what how he felt.
Benoit inherited a baserunner and gave up two singles to Yankee Saviors Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano. Benoit settled down to strike out Alex Rodriguez with a filthy change-up.
After a walk to Mark Teixeira, he blows away Nick Swisher to end the Yankees' threat.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Derek Jeter makes it very interesting with a deep, deep fly-ball to right.
Brett Gardner took off on the pitch and practically had second base stolen when Jeter drove the ball back to the wall.
Unfortunately, it wasn't deep enough for Don Kelly in right as he catches the ball on the warning track.
Yankees fans were on their feet and had their hearts all but broken with this catch.
After a very quick eighth inning, two great closers did what they do best.
Mariano Rivera does exactly what's expected of him as he has a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the ninth.
Valverde does the same with two fly-outs and a strikeout to push A-Rod to 0-4 for the game and 2-14 in the series.
Detroit had their bags packed but they're not going back to D-Town.