Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/28/12
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees were stymied by the Detroit Tigers thanks largely to a rookie left-hander with a promising future and Saturday's replacement for Delmon Young, who faces an uncertain immediate future. Tigers rookie Drew Smyly allowed just two hits in six innings in the 7-5 win, while Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer after starting in left field in place of Young, who was put on the restricted list Saturday. Smyly won his first major-league game in what has been an impressive start for him early in the season. Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs for Detroit. Nick Swisher hit two homers -- one from each side of the plate -- and Curtis Granderson hit one for the Yankees while driving in two runs. After getting shut down for most of the day by Smyly and two relievers, the Yankees scored three times in the ninth against Jose Valverde. Swisher hit his second homer, and Granderson knocked in a run with a two-out single before Raul Ibanez doubled in a run ...
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