• Curtis Granderson's eighth-inning home run was the first earned run allowed by Joaquin Benoit in his last 22 appearances.

• Justin Verlander has walked two batters in the first inning of all three appearances against the Yankees this season, including Game 1 on Friday.

• In the regular season, Jose Valverde had a 0.55 ERA in save situations and a 5.79 ERA in non-save situations. He gave up two earned runs Sunday after entering with a four-run lead.

• The Tigers struck out nine Yankees on Sunday after striking out 11 in Game 1. The Game 1 total was the fourth-highest in Tigers postseason history.

• Verlander became the second player in franchise history to lead the American League in wins, strikeouts and ERA in a single season this year.

• A .374 hitter against the Yankees in his regular-season career, Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs on Sunday.

• After recording a franchise postseason-record six RBIs in Game 1, Robinson Cano went 1-for-4 in Game 2 and left two runners on base.

• The Tigers won three of four games against the Yankees at Comerica Park earlier this season.

• CC Sabathia has made 32 starts against the Tigers in his career.

• Derek Jeter is 10-for-29 against Verlander in his career.

• Victor Martinez (.394) and Miguel Cabrera (.388) were tops in the AL with runners in scoring position this season. The pair had four RBIs on Sunday.