08:08 AM ET 10.03 | The veteran Yankees aren't likely to be drawn into a war of words, but Jose Valverde did offer an invitation. Just minutes after he escaped a furious Yankee rally in the pouring rain to finish off the Tigers' 5-3 win Sunday, closer Jose Valverde was enjoying himself. "It's over," Valverde said of the AL division series now tied at 1-1. "It's over. (Monday night) is the second game. When is the last game, Tuesday? Ok, then Tuesday celebration and we're there." Then Valverde broke into a big laugh. "No, no, I am just kidding," he backtracked. Still, Valverde was confident. With ace Justin Verlander on the mound Monday night in Detroit for Game 3, Valverde was feeling that confidence despite the fact he nearly blew Sunday's victory.