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MLB: Detroit 6, N.Y. Yankees 4 (12 inn.)

Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Delmon Young hit a tie-breaking, 12th-inning double Saturday and Detroit took Game 1 of the American League Championship Series 6-4 over the New York Yankees.

With the score tied 4-4 in the 12th, Miguel Cabrera drew a leadoff walk from David Phelps (0-1), went to second on an out and then scored when Young lined a pitch that eluded Yankees right-fielder Nick Swisher.

Don Kelly came in to run for Young and went to third when Jhonny Peralta scorched a grounder. New York shortstop Derek Jeter stumbled while fielding the play, breaking his left ankle. He is out for the rest of the post-season.

The next batter, Andy Dirks, followed with another infield hit that sent Kelly home with an insurance run.

Drew Smyly (1-0) fired two scoreless innings to earn the win, which gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven ALCS.

Tigers closer Jose Valverde coughed up a four-run lead in the bottom of ninth, yielding two-run homers to Ichiro Suzuki and Raul Ibanez to send the game into extra innings.

Young finished 3-for-6 with three RBI and a solo homer.

Suzuki collected four hits for the Yankees, who will host Game 2 Sunday.

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