Found June 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
DETROIT -- CC Sabathia may not be overpowering anymore, but Curtis Granderson still is. Sabathia mixed his pitches like the smooth veteran operator he is through seven innings Friday night and Granderson belted a second-inning grand slam that gave New York a jump-start on the runs it needed to post a 9-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Manager Joe Girardi tried to get through without using Rafael Soriano but needed his closer to quiet Detroit in the ninth by getting Miguel Cabrera to hit into a game-ending double play to third with the bases loaded. With both David Robertson and the man he replaced as closer, Mariano Rivera, out with injuries, Girardi intends to mix and match with his bullpen until he can get to Soriano. Sabathia has faced the Tigers twice this season, defeating them 6-2 with eight innings of four-hit ball April 29 and on Friday when he spaced out eight hits and two walks. The big lefty doesn't throw fastballs in the upper 90s anymore, but his 91-93 i...
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