The Detroit Tigers took a commanding 3-0 lead in the American League Championship Series after holding on for Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees at Comerica Park.
Detroit ace Justin Verlander gave up a solo home run to New York’s Eduardo Nunez in the top of the ninth inning. However, relief pitcher Phil Coke came in to record a save and preserve the victory for the former Erie SeaWolves’ starter.
Other former Erie players who helped the Tigers move within one victory of the World Series were Avisail Garcia, Alex Avila and Omar Infante, who each singled.
Detroit can sweep the ALCS with a Wednesday night win at Comerica.
– Mike Copper