Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tigers beat New York Yankees 4-2

By Matt Harding
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In the second game of the series against the Yankees, the Tigers threw Brad Penny, just 1-3 before the contest. Penny went six innings strong, giving up on
e unearned run on six hits and two walks. He also struck out a batter.

The Yankee's starter and 2009 Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia went seven innings giving up four earned runs and ten hits.

CC Sabathia couldn't fool the Tigers tonight!
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The Tigers jumped ah
ead in the first inning with a pair of hits and a sac fly. Their lead remained 2-0 until the top of the fourth when the Yanks countered with a couple of base hits of their own, cutting the lead to 2-1.

In the fifth inning, after a Brandon Inge walk, Austin Jackson tripled to left field. A Scott Sizemore single
brought him around to score.

Jackson hustles to third base
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New York's Mark Teixeira blasted a solo home run off of Mark Schlereth in the top of the eighth inning. However, that's all the damage that the Yankees would do, losing 4-2. Closer Jose Valverde gets the save while Penny received the W. The Tigers play the Yanks again Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.

Mark Teixeira blasts a solo shot to left field
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