The New York Yankees slugged four home runs on Sunday, giving them nine through just three games. Unfortunately, the Yankee pitching staff was feeling generous as well Sunday, surrendering three home runs and 14 hits as the Detroit Tigers defeated New York, 10-7. The Yankees (2-1) missed out on a season-opening sweep of the Tigers (1-2).Miguel Cabrera belted a pair of two-run homers and Brennan Boesch went 4-for-4 with a two-run shot, four runs batted in and four runs scored for Detroit.
Mark Teixeira continued his surprisingly strong start for New York with his third home run in as many games. He became the first Yankee to homer in each of the season's first three games since Dave Winfield in 1983.
Jorge Posada clubbed a pair of two-run homers in defeat and Robinson Cano also homered. Nick Swisher contributed three hits with an RBI double and two runs scored for New York, while Russell Martin also chipped in with three hits.
Yankee starter Phil Hughes (0-1), coming off a 18-win season, went just four innings in defeat. He was roughed up for five runs on five hits and two walks with one strikeout.
"Location was big. Obviously my velocity wasn't what I'd like it to be at this stage of the season," Hughes said. "When I'm not hitting my spots and my velocity's a little bit down, it's not going to be a very good outcome."
-- The Sports Network contributed to this report