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Tigers, Yankees Prepare for Epic Rematch

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New York — Tonight's show at Comerica Park, for the 45,000 or so blessed to have landed a ticket, should be a multi-act epic, complete with the two most imposing men to have stood on an American League pitching mound in 2011.

Justin Verlander and CC Sabathia will stage a rematch of their Game 1 playoff game at New York that was washed away by Friday night's rains at Yankee Stadium.

They will meet with their teams having split the first two games at Yankee Stadium in a best-of-five series that is back to even after the Tigers won Sunday's nerve-shredding contest, 5-3.

The Tigers — or the Yankees — are two victories from clinching a place in the American League Championship Series. And if this sounds familiar, it is. Tonight's scenario is all...

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