CC Sabathia was spectacular, giving up two runs in eight innings of work, while only walking two and striking out eight. CC got his third win of the season, and pitched a much needed low pitch count game. The bullpen was only used for one inning, as David Robertson set down the Tigers 1-2-3 in the ninth.
As for the offense, the Yankees runs came from patience at the plate, and a bit of power as well. Curtis Granderson walked in a run in the second, and Alex Rodriguez drove in another on a single. In the fourth, Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run to dead center, which was almost robbed by Austin Jackson. Had Jackson robbed it, it would have been a play of the year nominee.
Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, and Andruw Jones helped tack on a few more runs, and the Yankees finished off the Tigers to win the series.
The Yankees won despite leaving 22 on base, but not without a casualty, as Nick Swisher left the game with hamstring tightness. More news on that when we find out.
Comment of the Game: Jedi Master A-Rod's creative logo design.