Tigers 7, Yankees 5: Andy Dirks and Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs apiece and rookie Drew Smyly tossed six sizzling innings to secure his first victory as visiting Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak.
Dirks made struggling Freddy Garcia (0-2) pay for intentionally walking Prince Fielder in the first inning by depositing a hanging split-finger fastball into the seats in right field. The three-run homer was Dirks' first blast of the season.
Cabrera ripped a two-run single and Brennan Boesch added an RBI double in the second inning for the Tigers, who won for the second time in eight games.
The Yankee Stadium faithful showered Garcia with boos after his six-run, five-hit performance in 1 2/3 innings. The veteran hurler has permitted 20 runs and 25 hits in 13 2/3 innings this season.
The offensive explosion was enough for Smyly (1-0), who overcame Nick Swisher's solo homer in the first inning to handcuff the Yankees. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out seven.
Curtis Granderson homered in the seventh inning and Swisher went deep again during a three-run ninth for New York. Raul Ibanez's RBI double brought the Yankees to within two, but Jose Valverde got Eric Chavez to fly out to right field to end the game.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Tigers placed Delmon Young on the restricted list Saturday, one day removed from his arrest on a hate crime harassment charge. He was arraigned Friday and posted a $5,000 bond. According to police, Young engaged in a fight with a group of men outside the team's hotel and yelled anti-Semitic epithets. ... Garcia fell to 18-9 in his career against Detroit. ... Swisher, who has four homers in his last seven games, has six blasts on the season.