Miguel Cabrera had two hits and three RBIs including a solo home run in the 4th to help power the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over the Yankees Tuesday night.
Andy Dirks also added 2 hits and 3 RBIs as the Tigers have won six straight games including two over the Yankees in the stretch.
Tigers starter Rick Porcello earned his 9th win of the season retiring eight straight batters from the fourth inning into the seventh before Nick Swisher and Ichiro Suzuki doubled bringing the potential tying run to the plate. Reliever Brayan Villarreal was able to stave off the threat by retiring Russell Martin before Octavio Dotel and Jose Valverde finished out the final two innings respectively.
Cabrera though proved to be a huge deciding factor in more ways than one. Before his home run in the 4th, Yankees starter Phil Hughes continued to dominate the Tigers allowing only two singles in the first three innings and working with a 2-0 lead. However after Cabrera’s solo shot Hughes allowed another 10...