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Tigers a win away from ending Yankees' season

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The Detroit Tigers are one victory away from sending the New York Yankees home for the winter. Delmon Young, acquired in mid-August from Minnesota, cracked a tiebreaking opposite field home run in the seventh inning of the Tigers' 5-4 win over the Yanks. That gives Detroit a 2-1 lead heading into Tuesday night's Game 4 of their AL Division Series at Comerica Park.

Winning pitcher Justin Verlander gave up two runs in the first inning, but settled down. The 24-game winner in the regular season went eight innings, allowing six hits and four runs, striking out 11. Jose Valverde  completed the six-hitter with a scoreless ninth. Valverde struck out Yankee captain Derek Jeter with two runners on for the final out.

The Tigers touched Yankee ace CC Sabathia (suh-BA'-thee-uh) for four runs on seven hits in his 5-1/3 innings.

The Tigers can eliminate the Yankees with a victory Tuesday night in Detroit with 14-game winner Rick Porcello  taking on A.J. Burnett, who was 11-11 in the regular season. Yankee manager Joe Girardi said after the game he "feels good" about pitching Burnett in a must-win situation.

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