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Stunned: Yankees lose Game 1; lose their Captain

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 14, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This would have been a stunning loss under any circumstances, but it was made all the worse when Derek Jeter had to be carried off the field with a left leg injury that left him unable to pick himself off the infield dirt. After a wild Yankees comeback in the ninth, everything slipped away during the Tigers two-run 12th, which beat the Yankees 6-4 in the ALCS opener. Rookie David Phelps took the loss, but the Yankee Stadium hush was reserved for Jeter, who fell to the ground while trying to make a play to his left. He couldn’t stand and had to be carried off the field. Heading into the ninth, the Yankees had been shutout — including three blown bases-loaded opportunities — and trailed 4-0, but Ichiro Suzuki’s first career postseason home run pulled the Yankees within two runs. Then Raul Ibanez came up with another two-out, game-tying home run to continue his heroic postseason. Yankees starter Andy Pettitte was brilliant through five innings, but a two-run sixth — started by Austin Jackson’s unusual triple that never reached the outfield wall — put the Tigers in the lead. Detroit added two more runs off the Yankees bullpen in the eighth, and those four runs might as well have been a dozen against a Yankees lineup had put plenty of runners on base but routinely failed to bring them home.

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