By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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The Detroit Tigers got a big boost from Anibal Sanchez's arm. They got a helping hand from an umpire, too.
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained groin before New York's rotation took another hit when fellow lefty Andy Pettitte broke his left ankle on a line drive.
Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano stepped toward third base and bluffed a pickoff throw, then twirled and made a soft toss to first. No dice, the Tampa Bay runners didn't fall for that ol' trick _ they'd seen it too often.
Previewing the American League.
Mariano Rivera remained on hold at 600 saves when CC Sabathia failed to hold a fifth-inning lead and Jose Molina's single in the ninth lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees 5-4 Friday night.
Mariano Rivera has shut himself down for a second day.
Capsules of American League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
A look at the best-of-seven American League championship series between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers:
Curtis Granderson hit a two-run shot and Alex Rodriguez missed out on his 600th homer in the New York Yankees' 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.