Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 6/1/12
Baltimore-orioles-new-york
DETROIT (AP) -- Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam against his former team in the second inning, and CC Sabathia made the lead hold up after a shaky start, helping the New York Yankees to a 9-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Alex Rodriguez added a two-run homer in the ninth for New York. It was tied at 1 when Granderson cleared the bases with a drive just inside the pole in right field off left-hander Casey Crosby (0-1), who was making his major league debut. Sabathia (7-2) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings. New York used five relievers. Rafael Soriano came on with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth. He got Miguel Cabrera to ground into a double play for his seventh save. Crosby allowed six runs and four hits in 3 1-3 innings. He walked four -- all in the second -- and struck out three. Derek Jeter had two hits and scored a run for the Yankees. Ramon Santiago hit a solo homer for Detroit, and Quintin Berry had three hits, finishing a homer shy of the cycle. Crosby was recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Toledo to start in place of the injured Doug Fister. He made it through the first inning OK, and the Tigers took the lead when Berry hit a leadoff triple and scored on Danny Worth's single. But on a drizzly night at Comerica Park, the rain picked up a bit in the top of the second, and Crosby walked the bases loaded. The rain let up a bit, and play was never halted. With two outs, Crosby walked Jeter on a 3-2 pitch to force in a run. Granderson, who was traded from Detroit to New York after the 2009 season, followed with his 17th homer of the season. Detroit chipped away in the third with Santiago's homer and an RBI single by Prince Fielder, but Brennan Boesch struck out to leave the bases loaded. The Yankees and Tigers came into the game with the American League's worst two batting averages with the bases full. New York came back with a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Chris Stewart. Detroit had men on first and second in the sixth when Omir Santos hit a grounder up the middle. But second baseman Robinson Cano was playing near the bag and made a nice stop on the opposite side of it. He tagged the base and threw to first for a double play to end the inning. Andruw Jones hit a run-scoring double in the eighth to make it 7-3. Detroit had men on first and third with one out in the eighth after Delmon Young's third hit of the game. Pinch-hitter Jhonny Peralta hit a sacrifice fly, but that was it for the Tigers. Rodriguez, who struck out his first three times up, hit a towering drive to left-center in the ninth for his eighth homer of the year. NOTES: Detroit DH Gerald Laird left the game with right hamstring tightness after diving head first into first base for an infield single in the sixth. ... Yankees OF Brett Gardner (strained right elbow) took some batting practice in the cage Friday, and manager Joe Girardi says he thinks it's possible he could be back next weekend or the series after that. ... New York RHP David Robertson (strained oblique) is expected to throw a bullpen session this weekend. ... Detroit RHP Rick Porcello (3-4) takes on New York RHP Hiroki Kuroda (4-6) on Saturday night.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: Cam Newton get blocked by a girl playing volleyball

Russia avoids complete ban from Rio Olympics by the IOC

Report: Padres trying to move Andrew Cashner, Derek Norris

Baseball's top prospect called up to majors by Astros

Report: Braves 'aggressively' shopping Francoeur, Aybar

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Hue Jackson designing plays for Terrelle Pryor

Report: Darnell Dockett expected to announce retirement

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

Report: D-Backs making Shelby Miller available via trade

Rex Ryan: IK Enempkali could fill void left by Mario Williams

Report: Indians have best deal on table for Chapman

Adam Silver is the new standard-bearer for league commisioners

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

Eight most significant injuries going into NFL training camp

Man. U players banned from playing 'Pokemon Go?'

Ken Griffey Jr. put on backwards hat during HOF speech

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Jeremy Lin hints he is racially profiled by arena employees

Why did Rio mayor offer to put kangaroo in Olympic village?

Joe Maddon wastes no time cracking Chris Sale joke

Report: Lamar Odom walked out on family intervention

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

10 NFL players set to become household names in 2016

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

Effect of ban on Russia could span beyond the Olympic Games

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

QUIZ: Name every city to host the NBA All-Star Game

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

One Gotta Go: NBA Summer League is not about that Game of Thrones life

The top NHL free agents available as offseason winds down

WATCH: NBA jersey sponsors that need to happen

Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker