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ALCS Game 3: Yankees vs. Tigers

Curtis Granderson strikes out in the third inning

Curtis Granderson strikes out in the third inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012) Photo Credit: MCT

The Yankees fell to the Tigers, 2-1, in Game 3 of the ALCS at Comerica Park in Detroit. Phil Hughes was forced to leave the game in the fourth inning with back stiffness.

Mark Teixeira reacts to flying out in the
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Mark Teixeira reacts to flying out in the 7th inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Ichiro Suzuki singles in the 7th inning of
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Ichiro Suzuki singles in the 7th inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Phil Hughes of the New York Yankees wipes
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Phil Hughes of the New York Yankees wipes his face with a towel in the dugout after he was taken out of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers in ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young slides into second as
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Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young slides into second as he breaks up a double in the fifth inning as New York Yankees' Robinson Cano holds onto the ball during ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander throws in the seventh
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Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander throws in the seventh inning against the Yankees in ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees can't
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Curtis Granderson of the New York Yankees can't make a play on a RBI double hit by Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers in the bottom of the fifth inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout in the
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Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout in the sixth inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry steals second in the
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Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry steals second in the fifth inning as the New York Yankees' Robinson Cano fields the ball during ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees' Cody Eppley throws in the
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New York Yankees' Cody Eppley throws in the fifth inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

David Phelps of the New York Yankees
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David Phelps of the New York Yankees throws a pitch against the Detroit Tigers in ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees Pitcher Phil Hughes is taken
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New York Yankees Pitcher Phil Hughes is taken out of the game in the 4th inning during his ALCS game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit MI. on the evening of October 16, 2012 . (Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Robinson Cano waits to hit in the fourth
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Robinson Cano waits to hit in the fourth inning during Game 3 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit's Delmon Young hits a solo home run
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Detroit's Delmon Young hits a solo home run off Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes during the fourth inning of their playoff game at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers scores on
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Delmon Young of the Detroit Tigers scores on his solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning off the Yankees' Phil Hughes in ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Delmon Young is congratulated by teammates after hitting
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Delmon Young is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run in the fourth inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Yankees. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees' David Phelps throws in the
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New York Yankees' David Phelps throws in the fourth inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Curtis Granderson strikes out in the third inning
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Curtis Granderson strikes out in the third inning of ALCS Game 3 at Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees' Raul Ibanez strikes out in
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New York Yankees' Raul Ibanez strikes out in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers in ALCS Game 3 in Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson reacts after striking
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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson reacts after striking out in the third inning of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees' Nick Swisher in the dugout dressed but
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Yankees' Nick Swisher in the dugout dressed but not playing against the Detroit Tigers during ALDS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira makes a catch
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira makes a catch from third baseman Eric Chavez as Detroit Tigers' Quintin Berry is out at first on a sacrifice in the third inning of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit's Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez on the bench at the
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Alex Rodriguez on the bench at the start of ALCS Game 3 at Comerica Park in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a word with
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi has a word with Eduardo Nunez before the start of ALCS Game 3 at Comerica Park in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez dressed warm after
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez dressed warm after being taken of the starting lineup against the Detroit Tigers for ALCS Game 3 at Comerica Park in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers stands in
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Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers stands in the batter's box against the New York Yankees during ALCS Game 3 at Comerica Park in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees starter Phil Hughes left ALCS Game 3
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Yankees starter Phil Hughes left ALCS Game 3 against the Tigers in Detroit with one out in the fourth inning. He allowed one run, a homer to Delmon Young in the fourth. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Robinson Cano watches as the Yankees bat in
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Robinson Cano watches as the Yankees bat in the third inning of ALCS Game 3 against the Tigers in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila catches a foul ball
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Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila catches a foul ball hit by New York Yankees' Russell Martin in the second inning of ALCS Game 3 at Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila makes a catch on
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Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila makes a catch on a foul ball hit by New York Yankees' Russell Martin in the second inning of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees starter Phil Hughes left ALCS Game 3
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Yankees starter Phil Hughes left ALCS Game 3 against the Tigers in Detroit with one out in the fourth inning. He allowed one run, a homer to Delmon Young in the fourth. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers throws a
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Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch against the New York Yankees during ALCS Game 3 in Comerica Park. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder smiles before the start
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Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder smiles before the start of ALCS Game 3 against the Yankees. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris throws out
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Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 3 of the ALCS against the Yankees. (Oct. 16, 2012)
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Alex Rodriguez looks on during batting practice before
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Alex Rodriguez looks on during batting practice before ALCS Game 3 against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson during batting practice before
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Yankees centerfielder Curtis Granderson during batting practice before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and general manager
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, and general manager Brian Cashman talk during batting practice before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees looks
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Raul Ibanez of the New York Yankees looks on during batting practice before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees looks
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Mark Teixeira of the New York Yankees looks on during batting practice before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

NAlex Rodriguez walks out of the batting cage
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NAlex Rodriguez walks out of the batting cage following batting practice before the start of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. He's not in the starting lineup. (Oct. 16, 2012)

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks
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New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman talks to the media before Game 3 of the American League championship series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Robinson Cano blows a bubble during workouts before
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Robinson Cano blows a bubble during workouts before the start of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera waits to take batting
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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera waits to take batting practice before the start of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez walks back to the dugout during
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Alex Rodriguez walks back to the dugout during a workout before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. He's not in the starting lineup. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland hits infield practice
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Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland hits infield practice to his team before the start of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

CC Sabathia listens to a question during a
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CC Sabathia listens to a question during a news conference before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. He'll start Game 4 for the Yankees. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers fan Dennis Belkowski waves at New
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Detroit Tigers fan Dennis Belkowski waves at New York Yankees players during practice before the start of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder puts on hat after
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Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder puts on hat after batting practice before the start of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi listens to a question
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi listens to a question during a news conference before ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera throws before the start
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Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera throws before the start of ALCS Game 3 in Detroit. (Oct. 16, 2012)

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