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Tigers 2, Yankees 1

Justin Verlander comes up aces again for Tigers

With A-Rod on bench, Yankees pushed to brink

DETROIT — It was a different kind of dominance for Justin Verlander in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series Tuesday night.

Instead of piling up strikeouts and overwhelming the Yankees with his fastball, the Detroit Tigers ace jabbed them into submission with a series of groundballs and popups, getting one batter after another to swing at the pitches he wanted them to.

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