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ALCS NOTEBOOK

Notes: Tigers’ Justin Verlander up next for Yankees

DETROIT — Tigers manager Jim Leyland knows the offensive slump that the Yankees are going through is an anomaly, something that would be brushed aside in the regular season but is magnified in the playoffs.

The Yankees are hitting .205 in seven postseason games and have scored 20 runs. They have scored in only four of the last 29 innings and trail the Tigers two games to none in the American League Championship Series.

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