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Did you know? ALCS Game 3: Tigers 2, Yankees 1

Did you know? ALCS Game 3: Tigers 2, Yankees 1

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Did you know? ALCS Game 3: Tigers 2, Yankees 1
A look at some notable facts and figures from the Detroit Tigers' 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on Tuesday.

• The Tigers rotation set a postseason record by going 37 2/3 innings without allowing an earned run before Eduardo Nunez took Justin Verlander deep to lead off the ninth inning.

• Nunez became the first Yankees shortstop other than Derek Jeter to hit a postseason home run since Jim Mason in Game 3 of the 1976 World Series against the Reds.

• Nunez's homer snapped New York's streak of 20 consecutive innings without a run.

• It was the first ninth-inning home run that Verlander has surrendered in his career.

• Ichiro Suzuki recorded New York's first hit of the game with a one-out single in the fourth inning. Ichiro, who went 2-for-4, had two of New York's three hits against Verlander. All other Yankees went 1-for-24 against the right-hander.

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• Verlander matched a Tigers single-season postseason record by throwing 23 consecutive scoreless innings. Left-hander Kenny Rogers also had 23 in 2006.

• Verlander's three strikeouts in Game 3 were his fewest in 10 career postseason starts, not including his rain-shortened outing in Game 1 of the 2011 AL Division Series against the Yankees.

• Verlander threw 132 pitches, one short of his postseason career high in Game 5 of the 2011 ALDS against the Rangers. Since Mark Prior (Cubs) and Pedro Martinez (Red Sox) in 2003, Verlander is the only pitcher to have thrown 130-plus pitches in a postseason game.

• Verlander is the first pitcher in Tigers history to record two career postseason wins against the Yankees.

• The Yankees fell behind 0-3 in a postseason series for the fourth time in franchise history. New York also went down 0-3 in the 1922 World Series vs. the Giants, the 1963 World Series vs. the Dodgers and the 1976 World Series vs. the Reds. The Yankees were swept each time.

• Delmon Young hit his seventh career postseason homer as a member of the Tigers, which extended his franchise record.

• Young's five career postseason homers against the Yankees tie him with five others for third all time. Duke Snider has 10, while George Brett and Juan Gonzalez have 6.

• Young is the only Tigers player who has hit more than two career postseason home runs against the Yankees.

• Miguel Cabrera has hit safely in 16 consecutive LCS games, the longest streak in Major League history.

• Cabrera reached base safely in his 19th straight postseason game, which passed Hank Greenberg for the most in Tigers postseason history.

• Cabrera's fifth-inning double off Yankees reliever David Phelps was the seventh of his postseason career as a member of the Tigers, tying him with Greenberg for the second most in franchise history. Pete Fox is the Tigers' franchise leader with nine.

• The double was Cabrera's 11th career postseason extra-base hit as a member of the Tigers, which trails only Greenberg's 14 in franchise history.

• Phil Hughes' outing of three-plus innings -- cut short by back stiffness -- was the first start by a Yankees pitcher this postseason that lasted less than 6 2/3 innings.

• Including Young's homer in Game 3, Phil Hughes has allowed a home run in 27 of his 34 starts this year. The 35 homers Hughes allowed in the regular season tied for the second most in the Majors.

• Robinson Cano snapped his postseason record 0-for-29 slump with a ninth-inning single off Tigers reliever Phil Coke. Cano finished the regular season on a 24-for-39 tear with three home runs and 14 RBIs, but is hitting just .083 in the postseason (3-for-36).

Chris Toman, Steven Miller, Adam Rosenbloom and Anthony Odoardi are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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