Yankees vs. Tigers: Justin Verlander Not Dominant, But Delmon Young Takes Back Lead

Well, that changes things.

The internet love for Justin Verlander was absolute after his last inning.

Shit, I know I do. RT @jonahkeri: Just make out with Verlander, Smoltzie. You know you want to.
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As it should have been. Verlander was looking like the best pitcher in the world in some sort of ethereal best-pitcher groove. He started the seventh inning by striking out Mark Teixeira and getting Nick Swisher to fly out. 

Then he walked Jorge Posada who, I'll guess without checking, hasn't hit a ball out of the infield this season. Then Verlander hit Russell Martin with a 100-mph fastball. Sure, I'd give a kidney to do that, but not in the middle of a close playoff game, dang it. 

Then on a 3-2 count, Brett Gardner roped a double off a 100-mph fastball, and with both runners on the move, the game was tied easily. 

So in the seventh inning, the game starts anew. It's a 4-4 game. Well, until Delmon Young hit a home run just then.

This game is crazy.

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