Big (if tedious) victory for the Yankees tonight as they now lead the Tigers by 3.5 games and trail the Red Sox by only 3.5 games.
I got home expecting the game to be over and it was the seventh inning. Then I saw Kyle Farnsworth do his thing in the ninth. Joe Torre has to be furious that he needed to use Mariano Rivera for two batters.
But the way Farnsworth was pitching, that game was going to get away and they needed to drop the magic number to nine.