Yankees vs. Tigers: Delmon Young Home Run Gives Lead Back To Detroit

During the regular season, Delmon Young hit 12 home runs, and not a one of them flew out to right field. You could argue that not a one of them even truly flew out to center field, either.

During the postseason, Delmon Young has hit two home runs, and both of them have flown out to right field. He hit the first in the first inning of the first game, in Yankee Stadium. He hit the second just a few minutes ago, and it was a big one.

In the top of the seventh, the Yankees staged a two-out rally against Justin Verlander to erase a deficit and even the score 4-4. That took a lot of the wind out of the Comerica crowd's collective sail, but then in the bottom half, Young batted against Rafael Soriano with one out and rode a first-pitch fastball the other way. He hit the ball just deep enough - it escaped the yard by a row or two - but a short home run and a long home run all count the same, and so Young put the Tigers right back ahead.

No more damage was done, but now we're into the eighth, and the Yankees have to rally once more. How quickly things can turn. How frequently things can turn.

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