Fister wriggles out of another bases-loaded jam

Following the un-Fister first for Fister, things got back to normal. There was a quick pop-up from Nick Swisher, and Curtis Granderson struck out. Two quick outs, and everything was as it should be for the Tigers' right-hander.

Then there was two-out magic, such as it is for the 2012 Yankees in the playoffs. Russell Martin lined a single, and Derek Jeter fisted a Fister fastball the fell in front of the fielder for a bloop hit. Ichiro followed with a grounder to short that he beat out in true Ichiro fashion, and that loaded the bases for ...

...

... Robinson Cano. Which isn't as dramatic as A-Rod. But for the second inning in a row, the Yankees had the bases loaded with two outs. And, like the first time, the batter hit the ball hard. Again, though, it was right at someone. Or a piece of someone:


Cano yelled a naughty word, mostly because he was safe, and if this is August, he's probably enjoying the night off. The Yankees were hosed out of at least a run, and for the second straight inning, they left the bases loaded.

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