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C.C. available for Game 5

C.C. available for Game 5

CC Sabathia said he will be available out of the bullpen for Game 5 of the ALDS against the Tigers on Thursday.

Sabathia threw 106 pitches in Game 3 on Monday, but Thursday is his scheduled throw day. “I’m definitely available,” said Sabathia. Ivan Nova is slated to start Game 5 against Doug Fister.

Morning Bits: Granderson, Nova, Burnett, Offense, Forbes

Well we got what we needed from A.J. and Gardner had a great game as well as Granderson with two amazing catches. Game 5 will be Thursday.  Back to the Bronx.  Should be a good one.

……and here are your morning links.

* Yankee offense finally breaks out.

* Granderson’s clutch catches saved the season.

* Nova set for game 5 but C.C. available for relief.

* Yankee bats almost make Burnett a footnote.

* The Yankees win the most valuable franchise is the world title given by Forbes.

NOTE: Ricky is putting together another podcast for Game 5 if you have any questions leave them in the comment section please and he will answer them for you.

Burnett holds off the Tigers as the Yanks force Game 5

(He catches it)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NYY
0 0 2 0 2 0 0 6 0 10 13 0
DET
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
W: Burnett (1-0)
L: Porcello (0-1)
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 2 1 1 5 .263
Granderson, CF 5 0 1 1 0 2 4 .250
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 2 1 0 2 .294
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .143
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .133
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .200
1-Dickerson, PR-RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Posada, DH 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .400
a-Montero, PH-DH 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 1.000
Martin, C 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 .231
Gardner, LF 4 2 2 1 0 2 2 .385
Totals 38 10 13 8 3 8 20 .257
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ(W, 1-0) 5.2 4 1 1 4 3 1 1.59
Soriano, R(H, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00
Hughes, P 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Logan 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Totals 9.0 4 1 1 4 9 1 3.34

And here is the game recap from MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch:

DETROIT — The Yankees needed A.J. Burnett to save their season, and now the American League Division Series is going to be decided in New York.

Burnett stepped up to author his own story of pinstriped redemption and the Yankees staved off elimination, pounding out a 10-1 victory over the Tigers in Game 4 on Tuesday at Comerica Park.

“He pitched huge when we needed him the most,” Yankees captain Derek Jeter said. “A.J. deserves all the credit. He shut down a tough team over there. He’s the reason we get an opportunity to play on Thursday.”

Yankee Stadium will host the decisive Game 5 on Thursday, with first pitch scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on TBS. Detroit plans to start right-hander Doug Fister, with the Yankees handing the ball to right-hander Ivan Nova.

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