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April 7, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Jayson Nix (17) receives congratulations from catcher Francisco Cervelli (29) after he hits a two run home run in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: Sabathia Tames Tigers As New York Yankees Get Second Win Of Season

Sometimes, you just need your ace to pitch like an ace. A lot of aces didn’t around baseball today, but one who did was CC Sabathia. The Yankees starting pitching had the problem all week. The only time they got a win was when Andy Pettitte pitched so well on Thursday night. Well, Sabathia pitched seven shutout innings, and Jayson Nix led the offense with three hits, as the Yankees salvaged a game in Motown, beating the Tigers 7-0.

It began in the second when Vernon Wells walked to lead off the inning. Ichiro Suzuki erased him on a fielder’s choice but reached at first. Francisco Cervelli doubled to drive in Ichiro and Nix followed with his first homer of the year.The game stayed that way til the eighth. With one out, Travis Hafner singled and Vernon Wells followed with a double. Suzuki hit a sac fly and Cervelli followed with a single to add two big insurance runs.

In the ninth, Nix got his third hit of the day with a single and Brett Gardner followed with a single. Robinson Cano grounded out but Gardner advanced to second. Kevin Youkilis added two more runs with a single.

Yanks Go Yard Player of the Game: Sabathia

The Yankees head to Cleveland to take on the Indians for four games, including the Indians home opener tomorrow. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hiroki Kuroda will duel at 4:05 tomorrow afternoon.

I’ll have a look at the Indians with Wahoo’s on First editor Lewie Pollis tomorrow morning.

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