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Five-run third proves pivotal
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Yankees 8, Tigers 4
Jason Giambi (left) is greeted by Gary Sheffield after his two-run homer. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
The Yankees got all the offense they would need with a five-run third inning and knocked around the Tigers in the Bronx in Game 1. Bobby Abreu had four RBIs, Jason Giambi homered and Derek Jeter was up to his old tricks with a playoff-record-tying five hits.
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DET
October 3, 2006
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Detroit
0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0   4 12 1
NY Yankees
0 0 5 0 0 2 0 1 X   8 14 0
NYY
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Granderson, CF5131001.600
Polanco, 2B5121003.400
Casey, 1B4021000.500
Ordonez, RF4010013.250
Guillen, SS2010200.500
Rodriguez, C4000023.000
Monroe, LF4111012.250
Thames, DH4010011.250
Inge, 3B4110001.250
Totals3641242514 

BATTING
2B: Ordonez (1, Wang), Thames (1, Wang), Guillen (1, Wang), Polanco (1, Wang), Casey (1, Wang).
HR: Monroe (1, 5th inning off Wang, 0 on, 0 out), Granderson (1, 7th inning off Myers, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Granderson 6; Polanco 3; Casey 3; Ordonez 2; Guillen 2; Monroe 4; Thames 2; Inge.
RBI: Monroe (1), Polanco (1), Casey (1), Granderson (1).
2-out RBI: Polanco; Casey; Granderson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Rodriguez; Ordonez 2.
GIDP: Polanco 2.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ordonez (1, 3rd base by Wang/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Grilli (1, pickoff).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5220010.400
Jeter, SS53510001.000
Abreu, RF5124001.400
Sheffield, 1B4111002.250
  Phillips, 1B1000000.000
Giambi, DH11121001.000
Rodriguez, 3B4010013.250
Matsui, LF4000004.000
Posada, C4020001.500
Cano, 2B4000005.000
Totals3781481216 

BATTING
2B: Jeter 2 (2, Robertson, Robertson), Abreu (1, Robertson).
HR: Giambi (1, 3rd inning off Robertson, 1 on, 0 out), Jeter (1, 8th inning off Walker, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter 10; Abreu 3; Sheffield; Giambi 4; Rodriguez; Posada 2.
RBI: Abreu 4 (4), Sheffield (1), Giambi 2 (2), Jeter (1).
2-out RBI: Abreu 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 2; Matsui; Sheffield.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Giambi (1, 2nd base off Robertson/Rodriguez).
CS: Jeter (1, 2nd base by Robertson/Rodriguez).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Jeter-Cano-Sheffield, Cano-Jeter-Phillips).

 
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Robertson (L, 0-1)5.2127701111.12
Grilli 0.10000000.00
Walker 2.02111114.50
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang (W, 1-0)6.28331414.05
Myers 0.0111001--
Proctor (H, 1)0.12000000.00
Farnsworth (H, 1)1.00001100.00
Rivera 1.01000000.00

Myers pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

HBP: Giambi (by Robertson), Giambi (by Robertson).
Pitches-strikes: Robertson 96-62, Grilli 2-2, Walker 39-25, Wang 93-62, Myers 6-4, Proctor 9-7, Farnsworth 21-10, Rivera 12-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Robertson 6-9, Grilli 1-0, Walker 2-3, Wang 11-4, Myers 0-0, Proctor 0-1, Farnsworth 0-2, Rivera 2-1.
Batters faced: Robertson 30, Grilli 1, Walker 9, Wang 27, Myers 1, Proctor 3, Farnsworth 4, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Paul Emmel. LF: Larry Poncino. RF: Larry Vanover.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 56,291.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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