Al Alburquerque's balk in the eighth inning was the third balk of the series.
Alburquerque allowed just three out of 31 inherited runners to score in 41 regular-season appearances. In two appearances in the ALDS, he has allowed five out of six inherited runners to score.
Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira went 3-for-8 with two runs scored and an RBI, with Rodriguez picking up his first hit of the series. Prior to Game 4, they had been 1-for-21 with one run scored and two RBIs.
Brett Gardner has more hits (five) and RBIs (five) in the 2011 ALDS than Rodriguez and Teixeira do combined (four hits, three RBIs).
Home teams are 6-5 in ALDS Game 5's.
The Yankees are 3-3 in ALDS Game 5's. The Tigers have yet to play a Game 5 in a Division Series.
At 22 years, nine months and seven days, Rick Porcello became the youngest postseason starter in Tigers history. Porcello supplanted Justin Verlander, who started Game 2 of the 2006 ALDS at 23 years, seven months and 15 days of age.
Game 4 was the first time since June 18 that A.J. Burnett allowed two runs or fewer in consecutive starts.
Alex Avila was fifth in the AL with a .389 on-base percentage during the regular season. He has reached base just twice in 15 plate appearances during the ALDS and does not have a hit.
Aaron Taube is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less