NY Yankees 6, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 29, 2012 1:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 57°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 43084

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 4 0
NY Yankees 0 2 0 1 0 0 2 1 6 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 11-11 6-7 5-4 L1
NY Yankees 12-9 6-4 6-5 W1

Recap


Yankees 6, Tigers 2: Alex Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs to move past Hall of Famer Willie Mays on the all-time RBI list and CC Sabathia tossed eight solid innings as host New York won two of three from Detroit.

Curtis Granderson homered for the second straight game and drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning for his 500th career RBI. Veteran Andruw Jones replaced an injured Nick Swisher and belted a solo shot in the eighth inning.

After Rodriguez had an infield single in the second inning, he added a run-scoring fielder's choice in the seventh for his 1,904th RBI. Rodriguez now sits in eighth place on the all-time list.

Prince Fielder homered for the first time in 72 at-bats and Miguel Cabrera added an RBI double for the Tigers, who have dropped seven of their last nine games.

Sabathia (3-0) yielded two runs on four hits and struck out eight. He was relieved by David Robertson, who retired the side in the ninth inning.

With New York nursing a 2-1 lead, Granderson launched an offering from Max Scherzer (1-3) deep to right field in the fourth inning. Center fielder Austin Jackson raced over and attempted to make the play, but he was unable to hold onto the ball as his arm wrapped around the railing.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Granderson's homer was his eighth of the season ... Swisher tweaked his left hamstring during a third-inning at-bats. After drawing a walk, he was replaced by Jones ... The Yankees host a three-game series against AL East rival Baltimore beginning on Monday ... The Tigers open a three-game set against AL Central adversary Kansas City.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   NY Yankees
Max Scherzer Player CC Sabathia
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 8
7 Hits 4
5.79 ERA 2.25
Hitting
Detroit   NY Yankees
Brennan BoeschPlayer Andruw Jones
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 4 1 9 .129 8 10 2 2 0 0
NY Yankees 11 2 17 .324 27 5 6 9 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Yankees have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Tigers have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .455 after a loss.