Never-nervous Nova reigns in Game 1

Yankees rookie rattles Tigers, eliminates fear over Friday fiasco's effect on ALDS

Updated: October 2, 2011, 10:04 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- On Friday night, Mother Nature wiped out what was shaping up as CC Sabathia's best night in a month.

On Saturday, the New York Yankees wiped out Mother Nature's impact on the ALDS.

Whatever advantage the Detroit Tigers may have gained with the rainstorm that halted Game 1 after an inning and a half, the Yankees took back one day and seven innings later with a convincing 9-3 victory.

Now, having Sabathia pitch just once rather than twice in a five-game ...

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