Aug 6, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) reacts to being called out at the plate on a tagged by Detroit Tigers catcher Bryan Holaday (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Yankees Stadium. The call was overturned after a replay. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Break String Of Close Games In Victory Over Detroit

Hey look at that! The Yankees finally played a game that wasn’t a two run margin. For the first time in 17 games, the Yankees played a game decided by more than two runs in their 5-1 hard earned win over the Tigers.

The Tigers would strike the first blow of the game. Rajai Davis reached leading off when Derek Jeter committed one of four Yankee errors in the game. He would go to second on a wild pitch, third on a groundout and scored on a Miguel Cabrera sac fly. That’s all Chris Capuano would allow.

Justin Verlander was perfect through three and kept the lead until the fifth when Chase Headley hit his ninth homer of the year.

Brian McCann gave the Yanks the lead in the seventh with his 13th homer of the year.

In the eighth, Adam Warren got himself into some trouble after a walk and two errors on one play by Stephen Drew. Warren would strikeout J.D. Martinez and get Nick Castellanos to fly out to right to end the inning.

The Yanks managed to put the game away in the eighth. Brett Gardner led off with a single against Blaine Hardy. Jacoby Ellsbury walked. Mark Teixeira singled in Gardner to make it 3-1. Carlos Beltran singled to load the bases. McCann then hit one to first. The Tigers got the out at second, but Andrew Romine‘s throw got away allowing two runs to score to make it 5-1. Tex would leave the game after injuring his finger sliding into home.

A Thursday matinee will conclude this series. One of Detroit’s starters who doesn’t have a Cy Young Award in Rick Porcello will take on Shane Greene at 1:05.

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