Who would've thought that a handicap match would take place in the MLB postseason?
The first round started with the Yankees in the ring against the Tigers, and the game was tied at 1-1. The Yankees were looking good behind C.C. Sabathia despite not having any real blows.
The Yankees were ready to keep going when Mother Nature decided to tag in.
Mother Nature came in and knocked the wind and confidence right out of the Tigers, helping the Yankees and Mother Nature get an early lead in the round. Although the Tigers went down, they were able to get up before the ten count.
As the Tigers got up, the Yankees decided to tag in and immediately they come in swinging, taking a 4-1 lead. The Tigers attempted to continue on with great loss of stamina and wind, and with a look in their eyes like they lost the fight in them.
The Tigers tried to continue on, bobbing and weaving and basically just trying to survive the round. They pretty much did a lot of running, trying to keep from getting hit again and going down, but unfortunately, the plan failed.
They tried to stand face to face with the Yankees when Robinson Cano stepped in with the bases loaded and crushed a grand slam to put the Yankees up 8-1, which left the Tigers with their back on the canvas once again.
That blow by Cano looked like a knock-out blow—no one thought that the Tigers would get up. Fortunately for the Tigers, they were able to get up, only to get hit a few more times—and just before the Yankees came in for the finish, the Tigers hit the Yankees with a little flurry, and then the bell rang.
That's the end of the first round. Let's see what happens throughout the rest of the fight. Yankees lead the ALDS 1-0.
Will Mother Nature tag back in? Will the Tigers get back in the fight and win a round? Or will the Yankees finish the Tigers off?