Verlander sets down Yankees in order in the 1st

And we're off!

It's a chilly evening in Detroit, but at least it's not snowing. Brett Gardner, making his first start since the Eisenhower Administration, led off the game with any easy grounder to second baseman Omar Infante. Justin Verlander, as usual, opened the game throwing lots of mid-90s fastballs; by the ninth, he'll be throwing a hundred, but 95 was plenty to fan Ichiro Suzuki for the game's second out. Finally, Mark Teixeira actually got some real wood on the ball, but his flyner to left-center was collected for Out #3.

So in the bottom of the first, the home-team Tigers are coming to plate against Phil Hughes, looking to pick up one or two runs and seal Game 3 early on.

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