Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) hits a home run during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park (Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera hit a solo homer and knocked in
three runs, as the Detroit Tigers made it 10 straight wins at home with a 6-5
victory over the New York Yankees in the second test of a four-game series.
It was a bit too close for comfort, though.
The Tigers took a 6-3 lead to the ninth, where Jose Valverde gave up a pair of runs which cut the lead to 6-5. But with the tying run on third, he got Curtis Granderson to pop out to Prince Fielder to end the game.
Andy Dirks had two RBI for the Tigers, who have won 10 in a row at home for
the first time since June 15-July 15, 2006. Jhonny Peralta also drove in a
Rick Porcello (9-6) gave up three runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings for
Detroit, which has won six straight games overall.
Eric Chavez hit a two-run homer for the American League East-leading Yankees,
who lost Monday's series opener by a 7-2 margin. Ichiro Suzuki had two RBI.
Phil Hughes (11-9) allowed four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings to take
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