Yankees Vs. Tigers: New York Takes Series, Beat Tigers, 6-2

The Yankees took two out of three from the Detroit Tigers, beating them 6-2 on Sunday.

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Yankees-Tigers Score: Yankees Take Series, Beat Tigers 6-2

CC Sabathia ppitched eight strong innings while the New York Yankees offense did its part, leading to a 6-2 victory at Yankee Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Combined with their 7-6 victory from Friday, the Yankees take the three-game series from the Tigers two games to one.

Sabathia gave up four hits over his eight innings, one a solo home run to Prince Fielder and another an RBI double to Miguel Cabrera. Those were the only two runs the Tigers would get, as David Robertson took the hill in the ninth and put the Tigers down 1-2-3 with two strikeouts.

The Yankees first scored in the bottom of the second, when Detroit's Max Scherzer walked in a run. Alex Rodriguez followed that with an infield single, scoring another run. Curtis Granderson hit his eighth home run of the year, a solo shot in the fourth. The seventh added a pair of runs, with A-Rod picking up another RBI on a fielder's choice and Robinson Cano picking one up with a sacrifice fly. Andruw Jones, who had entered the game to run for Nick Swisher in the third, added the final run with a solo home run in the eigth.

The 6-2 victory brought the Yankees to 12-9 for the season. They next host Baltimore for three games, where they'll look to equal their form from their earlier series versus the Orioles, a three game sweep.

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Yankees (11-9) Vs. Tigers (11-10) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The New York Yankees enter Sunday's rubber game against the Detroit Tigers looking to rebound from Saturday's 7-5 loss. The Yankees did attempt a ninth-inning comeback, but starter Freddy Garcia's struggles in the first two innings (six runs allowed) were ultimately too much to overcome that late into the game.

New York turns to CC Sabathia (2-0, 5.27 ERA), who enters this contest on a two-game winning streak. In those starts, Sabathia struck out 15 batters and allowed seven runs in 15⅓ innings. For his career, he is 15-12 with a 4.54 ERA in 32 starts against the Tigers.

Detroit will have Max Scherzer (1-2, 8.24 ERA) on the mound. He ran into trouble against the Seattle Mariners in his last start, allowing five runs on 10 hits in five innings. That performance was the worst of his starts since he allowed seven runs in 2⅔ innings. In a small sample size, Scherzer is 3-0 with a 2.84 ERA in three career starts against the Yankees.

Game time: 1:05 p.m. ET


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Current Series

3 game series vs Tigers @ Yankee Stadium

Fri 04/27 WP: Mariano Rivera (1 - 1)
LP: Brayan Villarreal (0 - 1)
7 - 6 win
Sat 04/28 WP: Drew Smyly (1 - 0)
LP: Freddy Garcia (0 - 2)
5 - 7 loss

Detroit Tigers
@ New York Yankees

Sunday, Apr 29, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Max Scherzer vs CC Sabathia

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Yankees-Tigers Score: Yankees Win 7-6 On Walkoff Passed Ball

The New York Yankees took the series opener from the Detroit Tigers Friday night, coming out on the top of a back and forth game that was ultimately decided when one pitcher collapsed.

New York started things early, scoring in the first when Curtis Granderson doubled to right and then scored on an Alex Rodriguez single. Detroit answered back immediately, with Don Kelly getting a leadoff walk and scoring on a Brad Eldred triple. That left things at 1-1 in the top of the second, but they didn't stay tied for long. The Tigers struck again in the top of the third, getting two runs on four singles in a row, with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder picking up the runs batted in. New York would take the lead next, off a solo shot by A-Rod in the fourth and a two run shot by Russel Martin in the fifth.

The back and forth continued when Detroit retook the lead in the top of the sixth, with Austin Jackson picking up a pair of RBIs with a double, and Fielder adding another on a single. The Yankees answered in the bottom of the sixth, but only managed one run when Nick Swisher doubled, then scored on an error by left fielder Kelly. That left things at 6-5 Tigers, but the Yankees added another run in the bottom of the eigth when Rodriguez singled, advanced to third on a single by Robinson Cano, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira.

Mariano Rivera took the hill for the Yankees with things tied at 6, and he was able to retire Detroit 1-2-3. Brayan Villarreal entered the game to pitch for Detroit and proceeded to essentially hand the game to the Yankees. After getting Russel Martin on a ground out, he walked Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson. Jeter advanced to third on a wild pitch, and was on his way to walking A-Rod on four straight pitches when the fourth got by Alex Avila and Jeter scored, giving the Yankees the win.

Ivan Nova received a no-decision, keeping his winning streak alive at 15 games. The two teams meet again tomorrow at 4:05pm EST, with the expected matchup of Freddy Garcia for the Yankees vs. Drew Smyly for the Tigers.

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Michael Pineda Injury Update: Brian Cashman 'Devastated' By Season-Ending Injury

Almost a month into the 2012 season, the New York Yankees are already facing a bit of scrutiny as general manager Brian Cashmen is taking heat for trading away catching prospect Jesus Montero for (now) injured pitcher Michael Pineda. The scrutiny, however, is fair, said Cashman on Friday.

"This is a massive decision gone wrong right now,'' Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com on Friday. "So all scrutiny is fair.''

Cashman did, however, say that its too early to judge the move on a long-term basis. And everything was done prior to the trade of Pineda to make sure the young, hard-throwing right-hander was healthy and would be a productive assets to the Yankees pitching staff.

"All I can do is lay out the facts; I can't control what people believe,'' Cashman said. "There are no secrets in Yankeeland, nor should there be. If something's there, it will eventually get out. I'm not going to compound the situation by lying about it.''

"Our fans are right to be upset about this,'' Cashman said. "I'm devastated by it. I just hope everyone understands that every move I make is to improve this club, not hurt it.''

New York begins a three-game set with the visiting Detroit Tigers on Friday, when the face ace Justin Verlander who will oppose sophomore Ivan Nova.

For more on the Yankees, be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New Yorkfor news, notes and updates.

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