Verlander in control, Cano extends streak

Woe be to the team needing a win against Justin Verlander right now. He allowed his second runner of the game in the seventh inning, which is about all you need to know about how the game is going for the Yankees. The runner in question was Ichiro, who singled for the second time in Game 3. He hasn't advanced past first.

After Ichiro led off the seventh with a single, Mark Teixeira flew out to medium-deep left field. That brought up Robinson Cano, who is in the middle of a still-active playoff record for hitless at-bats. Here's how his at-bat went against Verlander:

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Uh. That put Cano at 0 for his last 29. Robinson Cano is getting into Eugenio Velez territory, which is surely the first time that sentence has ever been typed. Raul Ibanez grounded out sharply to Prince Fielder to end the inning.

Verlander is at 101 pitches through seven innings, and he's struck out three without a walk. The Yankees have a few hard-hit balls on the night, but things aren't really going the Bombers' way right now.

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