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New York Yankees 10, Detroit Tigers 6

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Mood Music - Iron Man by Black Sabbath

The New York Yankees improved to 2-0 with a 10-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers, jumping all over Tigers starter Brad Penny and scoring six runs in the first two innings.  The Tigers were able to trim the lead to three at one point, but were never able to make enough of a charge to overcome the early deficit.

A.J. Burnett, who was reportedly feeling a little under the weather, was solid but not spectacular.  He was able to throw some sharp curves, but also left some very hittable pitches near the heart of the plate to the tune of an Austin Jackson solo home run in the third inning and a string of singles in the fifth inning.  He finished with a line of 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 6 K, with most of the damage coming off of poor location on his fastball.  While A.J. didn't have his best stuff tonight, he was able to avoid big innings and ended his night with a big strikeout of Magglio Ordonez.

After A.J. was pulled, David Robertson had a David Robertson inning: The first two runners got on, but were then stranded.  Luis Ayala pitched two innings and gave up a two run home run to Victor Martinez, but otherwise looked decent.  Given a five run lead in the ninth inning, Boone Logan couldn't find the strike zone, Eduardo Nunez made a throwing error, and Mariano Rivera was called upon to get the final out.

Offensively, both Mark Teixeira and Russell Martin hit three run home runs and Alex Rodriguez continued his hitting rampage with a double, a home run, and a walk.  Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter also recorded two hits apiece, and seem to be doing well with their new batting order.

The Yankees will go for the sweep tomorrow with Phil Hughes taking the ball against Max Scherzer.

Play Of The Game: A-Rod's double to get the Yankees on the board.

Comment of the Game: Noonoo, for bringing the game to those who were being wronged by the crooks who decide to black out games and punish their loyal, paying customers.