- Andrew Marchand, ESPN Senior Writer
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WHAT IT MEANS: The Yankees are down 1-0 to the Tigers in the American League Championship Series, but it feels like so much more.
The Yankees, without Jeter and with a taxed bullpen, now turn to Hiroki Kuroda starting Game 2 on three days' rest. He has never done that before.
In Game 3, Justin Verlander awaits them.
JETER INJURY: After the Young go-ahead RBI, Jhonny Peralta nailed a hard shot that Jeter stopped up the middle. Jeter fell awkwardly and needed assistance to get off the field.
LEGEND OF THE FALL: Raul Ibanez is now a legend. No matter what happens from here on out, he will be worshipped forever at Old-Timer's Days here in the Bronx.
In the ninth, up four runs, the Tigers turned to shaky closer Jose Valverde. He gave up a two-run homer to Ichiro Suzuki, which cut the lead in half. After Robinson Cano struck out, Mark Teixeira walked to set up Ibanez.
Ibanez nailed an 0-1 pitch into the right-field seats to tie the game.
Ibanez is the first player ever with three home runs in the ninth inning or later in a single postseason, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
LOADED: Before Ibanez put on his usual late-inning magic show, the Yankees were their normal tragic selves with runners in scoring position.
In the sixth, the Yankees loaded the bases for the third time in the game. And for the third time, they left them loaded. The third time!
ANDREW EUGENE: Pettitte's still got it. He pitched well enough to collect his 20th career playoff win. Pettitte went 6 2/3 innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits. He struck out five and walked three (one intentional). Pettitte could come back in Game 5 on regular rest.
EMPTY SEATS: Yankee Stadium was far from a sellout, and the seats were half-full during player introductions. The announced attendance was 47,122.
WHAT'S NEXT: A 4 p.m. ET Game 2 at the Stadium, pitting Kuroda against Anibal Sanchez.