At one point in the Yankees' postgame clubhouse, trainer Steve Donohue came to Derek Jeter's absent locker. Donohue grabbed Jeter's sneakers and some other items and headed out of the room.

In a disastrous development for the Yankees, Jeter broke his left ankle in the 12th inning of last night's 6-4 ALCS Game 1 loss to the Tigers. He is finished for the season, headed for what Joe Girardi said is approximately "a three-month recovery period."

The Yankees will go the rest of the way — whether that's merely the remainder of the ALCS or also the World Series — with Jayson Nix and a soon-to-be-activated Eduardo Nunez as their shortstop.

"It's crushing," Derek Lowe said. "There's no doubt about it."

Jeter, who did not appear in the clubhouse following the game, went down while lunging for a ground ball hit by Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, the captain's leg appearing to buckle. Jeter let out a yell, and unable to make a play on the ball and while lying on his stomach, flipped the ball to Robinson Cano.

Said Girardi of Jeter not getting up, "It is kind of a flashback to when Mo didn't get up. It brought me back there."