Detroit closer Jose Valverde held off a furious New York ninth-inning rally and the Tigers avoided a major slip-up, beating the Yankees 5-3 on a rainy Sunday and evening their best-of-five AL playoff series at one game apiece.
The playoff opener between the Detroit Tigersand New York Yankees has been suspended because of rain in the second inning, perhaps wiping out the ace of each pitching staff for a few days.
Peter Bourjos is generally considered the Los Angeles Angels’ best fielder, and he only lost the fly ball in the sun for a moment.
Major League Baseball has drawn its biggest weekend crowds in three years, boosted by sellouts at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park and the Coliseum.
Joe Torre walked into new Yankee Stadium for the first time, signed the clubhouse wall alongside other pinstriped greats and ended his estrangement from Brian Cashman with an embrace. In death, George Steinbrenner had brought them back together.