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Mr. Rogers' neighborhood
Season on brink for Yanks
A season with a World Series vibe to it is now one loss from ending far earlier than the Yankees envisioned. Randy Johnson lasted into the sixth inning, but the once high-flying Bronx Bombers were grounded by a trio of Tigers pitchers at Comerica Park.
Complete story >  
 Matsui strikes out to end Game 3
 Torre's postgame comments
Tigers 6, Yankees 0
Kenny Rogers relied heavily on his curveball to hold the Yankees in check for 7 2/3 innings. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Tigers take over at home
Kenny Rogers made his end of the duel with fellow veteran Randy Johnson one for the ages, shutting down the Yankees and moving the Tigers one win away from a berth in the AL Championship Series. Sean Casey and Curtis Granderson had two RBIs.
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 Rogers' eighth strikeout
 Pudge's RBI double
 Granderson's homer
 Casey's RBI double
 Granderson knocks in a run
 Casey's RBI single
 Polanco's RBI single
October 6, 2006
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NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 X   6 10 0
Damon, CF4000012.286
Jeter, SS3010101.583
Abreu, RF3000122.273
Rodriguez, 3B3000003.091
Giambi, 1B4000012.125
Posada, C4020001.500
Matsui, LF4010022.333
Williams, DH3000023.000
Cano, 2B3010012.091

2B: Jeter (4, Rogers), Matsui (1, Rogers), Posada (1, Rogers).
TB: Jeter 2; Posada 3; Matsui 2; Cano.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Damon; Cano.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team LOB: 7.

DP: (Rodriguez-Cano-Giambi).
Pickoffs: Johnson (Polanco at 1st base).

Polanco, 2B3021100.417
Monroe, LF4000013.167
Thames, DH3000121.364
Ordonez, RF4010002.182
Guillen, SS4220011.500
Rodriguez, C3221110.182
Casey, 1B4022002.333
Inge, 3B4000025.091
Granderson, CF3212001.417

2B: Rodriguez (1, Johnson), Casey (2, Johnson).
HR: Granderson (2, 7th inning off Bruney, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Polanco 2; Ordonez; Guillen 2; Rodriguez 3; Casey 3; Granderson 4.
RBI: Casey 2 (3), Granderson 2 (5), Polanco (2), Rodriguez (1).
2-out RBI: Polanco; Rodriguez; Casey.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge 3.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Granderson (1, 2nd base off Johnson/Posada).
CS: Polanco (1, 2nd base by Johnson/Posada).
PO: Polanco (1st base by Johnson).

DP: (Polanco-Guillen-Casey).

Johnson (L, 0-1)5.28552407.94
Bruney 1.11110213.86
Villone 1.01001100.00
Rogers (W, 1-0)7.25002800.00
Zumaya 0.10000000.00
Jones 1.00000100.00

HBP: Rodriguez (by Rogers).
Pitches-strikes: Johnson 92-61, Bruney 23-12, Villone 20-8, Rogers 113-73, Zumaya 3-2, Jones 10-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Johnson 6-6, Bruney 0-2, Villone 1-1, Rogers 8-7, Zumaya 0-1, Jones 0-2.
Batters faced: Johnson 25, Bruney 5, Villone 5, Rogers 30, Zumaya 1, Jones 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bruney 1-0, Zumaya 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Larry Vanover. LF: Tim McClelland. RF: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 54 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:05.
Att: 43,440.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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