You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

Sports

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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week