Curtis Granderson recovered from a bad step in the first to make a running catch on a line drive, and then made a catch for the ages in the sixth to hold the Tigers at bay. ARod hit the ball well all night, and had two singles when the Yankees batted around in the eighth to cement the game. Most importantly, AJ Burnett pitched like a top-of-the-rotation starter in a must-win situation.
The Yankees head back to the Bronx to meet the Tigers tomorrow and settle accounts. Meanwhile, the Brewers and the Phillies look to clinch today, and CHB advises that Red Sox Nation's Top Priority is The Epstein Situation. Sounds like Mr. Kotter tripped over a Tom Clancy novel.