Pettitte strong again, but gets no support

October, 13, 2012
10/13/12
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Larry Rothschild Elsa/Getty ImagesAndy Pettitte was solid again Saturday, but exited the game with the Yankees in a 2-0 hole

For the second straight outing, Andy Pettitte gave the Yankees a great performance.

His offense just didn't back him.

Pettitte tossed 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball Saturday but left the game with the Yankees down 2-0 as they left the bases loaded three times.

The veteran held Detroit scoreless for the first five but a triple by Austin Jackson ignited Detroit in the sixth. After the call was made to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera with one out, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young responded with back-to-back singles to give Detroit the lead. He left the game in the seventh with two outs after walking Omar Infante.

Unless the Yankees rally, Pettitte will be 0-2 in the postseason despite not yielding more than three runs in either start. He gave up seven hits and struck out five.

Matt Ehalt

ESPN New York contributor

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