10/14/12 10:00 PM ET
Did you know? ALCS Game 2: Tigers 3, Yanks 0
By Chris Toman and Anthony Odoardi / MLB.com
The Tigers have recorded two shutouts on the road in the same postseason for the first time in franchise history. Detroit also shut out the A's in Oakland in Game 5 of the AL Division Series.
Game 2 marked the first time the Yankees played a postseason game without Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera on the roster since Game 6 of the 1981 World Series against the Dodgers on Oct. 28, 1981.
Robinson Cano hasn't recorded a hit in his last 26 at-bats, which is the longest hitless streak in a single postseason in Major League history. Cano, who hit second in the batting order for the first time since Sept. 13, 2010, against the Rays, is 2-for-32 (.063) in the playoffs.
Hiroki Kuroda became the first Yankees pitcher to strike out at least 10 in a postseason game without issuing a walk. Kuroda matched a career high by striking out 11.
Kuroda is the fifth pitcher in postseason history to strike out at least 11 and issue no walks. The last pitcher to do it was the Rangers' Cliff Lee in Game 5 of the 2010 ALDS against the Rays.
Kuroda is the fifth Yankees pitcher to strike out 11-plus in a postseason game and the first since Orlando Hernandez struck out 12 in Game 3 of the 2000 World Series against the Mets.
Kuroda's 11 strikeouts are the most by a Yankees pitcher in a postseason game at home.
Kuroda joined the Cardinals' Bob Gibson -- Game 1 of the 1968 World Series -- as the only pitchers to strike out 11 Tigers in a postseason game. Gibson fanned 17 in a 4-0 victory.
Kuroda became the 12th pitcher in postseason history to strike out seven through the first nine batters of the game.
Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta broke up Kuroda's perfect game with a single up the middle to lead off the sixth inning. It was the second-longest perfect-game bid of Kuroda's career. His longest was seven innings for the Dodgers on July 7, 2008, against the Braves. Mark Teixeira broke it up in the eighth inning with a leadoff double.
Peralta has recorded four multihit games in the playoffs and is batting .385.
Anibal Sanchez became the fifth pitcher in Tigers history to pitch seven-plus scoreless innings with three or fewer hits allowed in a postseason game. The right-hander is the first Tigers pitcher to allow three or fewer hits and strike out at least six in a postseason game against the Yankees.
Detroit starters have a 0.94 ERA in the postseason.
Delmon Young and Miguel Cabrera each drove in a run to give them 12 RBIs each in their postseason careers with Detroit -- which is tied for the third most in Tigers postseason history behind Hank Greenberg (22) and Kirk Gibson (13).
Young's seven career postseason RBIs against the Yankees are the most by any Tigers player in franchise history.
Cabrera has reached base safely in 18 consecutive postseason games.
The Yankees became the first team in Major League history to play five consecutive postseason games without an off-day against two different teams.
The Yankees were shut out in a postseason game for the first time since Game 3 of the 2010 ALCS against the Rangers.
New York's four hits were its fewest since recording three against the Rangers in Game 6 of the 2010 ALCS.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected for the fifth time this season, four of which have come against the Tigers.
The last time the Yankees fell behind, 0-2, in a postseason series was in the 2007 ALDS against the Indians.
The last time New York fell behind, 0-2, and won a best-of-seven series was the 1996 World Series vs. the Braves. The Yankees lost both games at home as well.
The Yankees are 4-4 in best-of-seven series when trailing 0-2.
Detroit has only been up, 2-0, in a best-of-seven series one other time, which was in the 2006 ALCS vs. the A's.
This is the first LCS round without an expansion team and with all charter franchises since 1996 (Yankees, Orioles, Braves, Cardinals).
Alex Rodriguez is 0-for-17 with 12 strikeouts against right-handers in the 2012 playoffs, and he is batting .130 overall.
Curtis Granderson went 0-for-3 and fanned three times, and he is now batting .115 in the postseason with 14 strikeouts.
New York is batting .205 as a team over seven postseason games.
Chris Toman and Anthony Odoardi are associate reporters for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.