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Tigers 4, Yankees 2: Detroit Snaps Seven-Game Losing Streak

With CC Sabathia pitching and the Detroit Tigers riding a seven-game losing streak, Tuesday night’s game looked an easy ‘W’ for the New York Yankees. It did not work out that way, however, as the Tigers surprised New York with a 4-2 victory.

Sabathia (2-2) did not have his best stuff, surrendering a pair of runs in both the first and fifth innings. Sabathia went seven innings in the loss, yielding four runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts.

Newly-recalled Scott Sizemore made an instant impact going 3-for-4 for Detroit. Sizemore, who was brought up from Triple-A Toledo earlier Tuesday after tearing up the International League, continued to stay hot with an RBI and scored during his season debut.

Brad Penny (2-3) was solid, allowing six hits and one unearned run in six innings for the Tigers, who snapped a season-long seven-game losing streak.

Mark Teixeira launched a solo home run and Jorge Posada had a pair of hits for the Yanks, who had won three in a row, including a 5-3 win in Monday’s series opener.

— Sports Network contributed to this report

Final - 5.3.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 0
Detroit Tigers 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 X 4 11 2
WP: Brad Penny (2 - 3)
SV: Jose Valverde (6)
LP: CC Sabathia (2 - 2)

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