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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.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out our blog Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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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