NOAH TRISTER
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Tigers top Yankees 2-1, need 1 win for pennant

DETROIT (AP) - Justin Verlander and Detroit's stellar starters are one win from the World Series.

Verlander took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Tigers held on to beat the New York Yankees 2-1 Tuesday night for a 3-0 lead in the AL championship series.

Phil Coke gave up consecutive singles with two outs in the ninth before striking out postseason star Raul Ibanez for his second save in two games. Detroit can complete a sweep and earn its second pennant in seven years Wednesday night when Max Scherzer pitches against Yankees ace CC Sabathia.

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