Yankees Vs. Tigers: New York Uses Back-To-Back Homers To Defeat Detroit, 4-3

The Yankees defeated the Tigers, 4-3, on Thursday at Comerica Park.

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Yankees Vs. Tigers Final Score: New York Wins, 4-3

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers, 4-3, at Comerica Park on Thursday. With the win, the Yankees split the four-game series.

Raul Ibanez got the Yankees on the board first in the second inning with an RBI triple. Ichiro Suzuki doubled the lead with an RBI single which scored Ibanez. The Tigers took the lead in the fifth inning on a two-run shot by Alex Avila. Andy Dirks put a third run across in the inning with an RBI single. The Yankees used back-to-back solo home runs by Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez in the eighth inning to take the lead back.

Hiroki Kuroda got the start for New York and went 6 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and three earned runs. Clay Rapada picked up his third win of the season for finishing the final two outs of the seventh inning for Kuroda without surrendering a hit. Rafael Soriano got his 27th save of the season for pitching the final 1 1/3 innings, giving up two hits. Doug Fister started for Detroit and also went 6 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and two earned runs. Joaquin Benoit took the loss and a blown save for giving up two earned runs on two home runs in the eighth inning.

The Yankees (65-46) will begin their next series against the Toronto Blue Jays (53-58) on Aug. 10 at Rogers Centre.


Final - 8.9.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4 10 0
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 13 1
WP: Clay Rapada (3 - 0)
SV: Rafael Soriano (27)
LP: Joaquin Benoit (1 - 3)

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Yankees Vs. Tigers: Curtis Granderson Powers 12-8 Win

The New York Yankees held off a late surge by the Detroit Tigers to avoid their third straight loss on an August trip to Comerica Park. Powered by a big night from Curtis Granderson, New York won by a final score of 12-8.

Granderson hit an RBI single in the first inning before topping that with a three-run homer in the third to help stake the Yankees to a 7-1 lead heading into the sixth inning. Graderson went 3-for-4 with four RBIs.

In the sixth inning, Brennan Boesch and Jeff Baker each hit a single to add two more to Detroit's total. In the seventh inning, Detroit chased C.C. Sabathia after Austin Jackson scored with one out. The Tigers added three more runs to close the gap to a single run, 8-7. New York added a pair of insurance runs on behalf of their bullpen in the top of the eighth and two more in the ninth to drive the point home.

The Yankees and Tigers play again on Thursday with a matinee scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Eastern.

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Final - 8.8.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
New York Yankees 2 0 3 2 0 0 1 2 2 12
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1 0 8

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Yankees (63-46) Vs. Tigers (60-50): Game Time, TV Schedule, Pitching Probables

Slowly the AL East Division lead -- which now stands at just 4 1/2 games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles -- is slipping away from the New York Yankees, and after last year's last-season collapse by the Boston Red Sox, the Bronx Bombers know very well what can happen near the end of the season. The Yankees (63-46) will try to right their wayward ship Wednesday, when they face the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of a four-game series at Comerica Park (7:05 p.m. ET on YES Network).

New York's ace CC Sabathia (11-3) will take the mound and oppose Anibal Sanchez (1-1), who will try to help the Tigers earn a stranglehold on the series, which has featured them winning Monday, 7-2, and Tuesday, 6-5. The series finale will be played Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.


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Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Comerica Park

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Yankees Vs. Tigers Final Score: Comeback Falls Short As New York Loses 6-5

The New York Yankees scored two runs in the ninth inning to fall just short to the Detroit Tigers, 6-5, on Tuesday night in Game 2 of the four-game series at Comerica Park. Ichiro Suzuki and Russell Martin drove in runs at the bottom of the order with two outs to bring up Curtis Granderson and two runners on base. Granderson popped out to first base to end the game and cap an 0-for-5 night at the plate, however.

The Yankees took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning thanks to an Eric Chavez two-run home run off Rick Porcello (9-6). That lead didn't last long as Phil Hughes came apart beginning in the bottom of the inning. Miguel Cabrera led off with a home run to bring the Tigers back within a run. Jhonny Peralta hit an RBI-double four batters later to tie the game.

Hughes left with one out in the fifth inning after Cabrera struck again, this time with a two-run double to give the Tigers the lead for good. Hughes finished with eight hits and four earned runs against and three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings.

Ichiro drove in Nick Swisher with a double in the seventh inning but the Tigers pushed their lead to 6-3 with a single from Andy Dirks, who went 3-for-4 on the night.

Joba Chamberlain pitched for a second straight day, relieving Clay Rapada after one out in the eighth inning. Chamberlain gave up two hits and an earned run with a walk and a strikeout. Jose Valverde earned his 22nd save of the season despite giving up three hits and two earned runs in the ninth.

Game 3 of the series is set for 7:05 p.m. ET on Wednesday. CC Sabathia (11-3, 3.53 ERA) will look to give the Yankees their first win of the series against the Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 4.50) of the Tigers.


Final - 8.7.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 11 0
Detroit Tigers 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 X 6 13 0
WP: Rick Porcello (9 - 6)
SV: Jose Valverde (22)
LP: Phil Hughes (11 - 9)

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Yankees (63-45) Vs. Tigers (59-50): Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The New York Yankees will look to snap a five-game winning streak by the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, as the two clash in Game 2 of their four-game series at Comerica Park (7:05 p.m. ET on YES Network). Phil Hughes (11-8) will take the mound for the Yankees and oppose the Tigers' Rick Porcello (8-6).

On Monday, the Yankees dropped the series' opener, 7-2, as Tigers' ace Justin Verlander shutdown the New York offense. In his last start against the Yankees, Porcello also held the Yankees in check, as he tossed six innings and allowed just one run.

Meanwhile, Hughes is looking to find his stuff and the Tigers could be the team to do it against. Earlier in the year, Hughes pitched a complete game at Detroit allowing just one run.


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New York Yankees
@ Detroit Tigers

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Comerica Park

Phil Hughes vs Rick Porcello

Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Manny Banuelos Injury: Yankees' Top Prospect Done For Season

Manny Banuelos’ 2012 season is over, as the Yankees have decided to shut down the left-hander for the remainder of the year, with the hope that he will be ready for winter ball.

Banuelos, 21, was rated as the Yankees’ pre-season No. 1 prospect according to Baseball America, but has not pitched since May 18 with what the team has called a bone bruise in his left elbow.

On Monday, Yankees VP of Baseball Operations Mark Newman made it official that the May 18 appearance was Banuelos’ last, telling ESPNNewYork.com that "He's not going to be back this season."

The Yankees were unsure how the injury actually occurred, but GM Brian Cashman had previously said that reports given to him by team doctors over the last two months have been encouraging enough to make him believe Banuelos would return.

Instead, the lefty has been shut down, and while the Yankees don’t believe he will need surgery, they’re hoping he can play winter ball and be ready to go next spring.

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Yankees-Tigers Final Score: Justin Verlander Shuts Yanks Down, Tigers Win 7-2

Justin Verlander faced a stiff challenge on Monday night against the vaunted New York Yankees lineup. It turns out the Bronx Bombers were no match.

The Detroit Tigers beat the Yanks 7-2, backed by Verlander fanning 14 Yankees in eight innings of work.

The reigning AL Cy Young winner and MVP was almost unhittable all night, hitting triple digits on the radar gun consistently even after throwing 100 pitches. All in all, Verlander only surrendered one walk and eight hits on the evening.

Ivan Nova wasn't nearly as effective for New York. The second-year man was knocked around for his second straight outing, allowing seven runs and 11 hits in just 5.1 innings.

Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera both went deep on Nova, in the second and fourth innings respectively.

Out of the Yankees' eight hits, Eric Chavez collected three while Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano amassed two apiece.

The chief difference in the game was the productivity with runners in scoring position. New York was 3-for-14 while the Tigers were 4-of-7.

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