Sabathia, Yankees top TigersApr 29, 2012 - 11:04 PM
Sabathia (3-0) struck out eight and gave up just four hits, two walks and two runs.
"He controlled the swings by his location and his changing of speeds," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
Curtis Granderson and Andruw Jones had solo homers for the Yankees, who won two out of three in the series, and Alex Rodriguez knocked in two runs to pass Willie Mays on the all-time RBI list.
Prince Fielder had a solo homer for the Tigers, but starter Max Scherzer (1-3) labored through 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. He walked seven batters and gave up three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts.
"He didn't have command," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "We walked too many people."
Derek Jeter had two hits, including a single to load the bases for the Yankees in the second inning. Scherzer walked Granderson to force home the first run and Rodriguez followed with a slow bouncer to third base, which Miguel Cabrera was unable to field, allowing another run to score.
Fielder homered into the second deck in right field with two outs in the fourth to get the Tigers on the board, but Granderson responded with a solo shot in the bottom of the inning to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
Granderson's eighth homer of the season hit off the glove of center fielder Austin Jackson, who climbed the wall near the New York bullpen to try to make the catch.
Brennan Boesch singled in the sixth and Cabrera followed with a double to the center field wall, pulling the Tigers within 3-2, but the Yankees pushed their lead to 5-2 in the seventh.
Chris Stewart hit a leadoff single against Luke Putkonen, Jeter drew a walk and both runners moved up on Granderson's fly out. The runs scored on Rodriguez's fielder's choice and Robinson Cano's sacrifice fly.
Rodriguez has 1,904 career RBI, one more than Mays for eighth place on the all-time list.
Jones knocked Collin Balester's 3-2 pitch over the left field wall leading off the eighth inning for the Yankees' 6-2 lead and David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth to lock down the win.
Scherzer's ERA climbed from 4.06 to 7.77 in five starts...The Yankees recalled right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They will remain at home for a three-game series against Baltimore starting Monday while the Tigers start a three-game series against Kansas City at home on Monday...Leyland remained on 1,599 wins, tied for 17th most all-time in major league history along with Tommy Lasorda.
- DETROIT: 2
NEW YORK: 6
Apr 29 4:20 PM
- Eric Chavez grounded out second to first. None on with two outs and Chris Stewart due up.
Tigers 2, Yankees 6 Bot 8, 2 OutsApr 29 4:07 PM
- Robinson Cano sacrifice fly out to left scored Derek Jeter. Runner on first with two outs and Mark Teixeira due up.
Tigers 2, Yankees 5 Bot 7, 2 OutsApr 29 3:49 PM
- Alex Rodriguez grounded into a fielder's choice to short scoring Chris Stewart. On the play, Derek Jeter advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Robinson Cano due up.
Tigers 2, Yankees 4 Bot 7, 1 OutApr 29 3:46 PM
- Miguel Cabrera doubled to center scoring Brennan Boesch. Runner on second with one out and Prince Fielder due up.
Tigers 2, Yankees 3 Top 6, 1 OutApr 29 3:05 PM
- Curtis Granderson one-out, solo Home Run (8) to right center. Alex Rodriguez due up.
Tigers 1, Yankees 3 Bot 4, 1 OutApr 29 2:29 PM
- Prince Fielder two-out, solo Home Run (3) to right. Brad Eldred due up.
Tigers 1, Yankees 2 Top 4, 2 OutsApr 29 2:22 PM
- Alex Rodriguez singled to third scoring Eric Chavez. On the play, Curtis Granderson advances to second and Derek Jeter advances to third. Bases loaded with two outs and Robinson Cano due up.
Tigers 0, Yankees 2 Bot 2, 2 OutsApr 29 1:55 PM
- Curtis Granderson walk scored Raul Ibanez. Bases loaded with two outs and Alex Rodriguez due up.
Tigers 0, Yankees 1 Bot 2, 2 OutsApr 29 1:53 PM
- DETROIT: 0
NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Apr 29 1:09 PM
- Zimmermann expected to miss at least 1 start for Tigers May 23
- Blue Jays-Yankees Preview May 23
- LEADING OFF: Kershaw tests streak vs Reds, Colon faces Nats May 23
- Ejections aplenty for Blue Jays lately May 23
- Baseball Capsules May 22
- Tigers beat Rays 9-4 but Zimmermann, Cabrera hurt May 22
- Bad day gets worse for Athletics in 5-4 loss to Yankees May 22
- Pineda ends slump; Yanks top Oakland 5-4 to win 5th straight May 22
- Phillies-Tigers Preview May 22
- Eickhoff shuts down Braves over 7 innings, Phillies win 5-0 May 22
- Archer hit hard as Rays fall 9-4 to Tigers May 22
- Cabrera leaves game after being hit in knee area with pitch May 22