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Lead washes away
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Yankees 5, Tigers 3
Miguel Cabrera is retired at second trying to stretch a single into a double. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
Curtis Granderson scored Detroit's first run and added a solo homer, but Joel Zumaya let the Yanks come from behind in the opener, which was delayed nearly an hour by rain in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (48-40)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 5, Detroit 3   NYY
NY Yankees (52-37)
Won 1
July 17, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   3 10 3
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 X   5 13 1
Standings thru 7/17/09  |  Recap: DET | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Yankees stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 .257
Polanco, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .259
Cabrera, M, 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 3 .322
Thames, M, DH 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .279
Thomas, C, RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 2 .264
Inge, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .264
Anderson, J, LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .253
Laird, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .241
Everett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .258
  a-Santiago, R, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .269
Totals 34 3 10 3 5 7 18  

a-Struck out for Everett in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Granderson (10, Burnett, AJ), Polanco (20, Rivera).
HR: Granderson (19, 5th inning off Burnett, AJ, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cabrera, M 2; Polanco 3; Laird; Anderson, J; Thames, M 2; Granderson 6.
RBI: Cabrera, M (51), Polanco (41), Granderson (44).
2-out RBI: Polanco.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge 2; Cabrera, M; Thomas, C; Santiago, R; Thames, M.
GIDP: Everett.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Anderson, J (13, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Thomas, C (2, throw), Anderson, J (2, missed catch), Inge (11, throw).
Outfield assists: Anderson, J (Posada at home).
DP: (Polanco).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 .323
Damon, LF 4 3 2 0 1 0 2 .278
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Teixeira, 1B 5 1 3 3 0 0 2 .280
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .250
Matsui, DH 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .269
Posada, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .286
Cano, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .310
Swisher, RF 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .235
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 .284
Totals 36 5 13 4 4 5 23  

BATTING
2B: Posada (11, Ni, F), Damon (20, Zumaya), Cano (25, Zumaya).
HR: Teixeira (22, 7th inning off Zumaya, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano 3; Teixeira 6; Matsui 2; Damon 3; Jeter 2; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Matsui (41), Teixeira 3 (66).
2-out RBI: Matsui.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada 2; Cabrera, Me 3.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

FIELDING
E: Burnett, AJ (2, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Cabrera, Me 2 (Cabrera, M at 2nd base, Laird at 1st base).
DP: 2 (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Teixeira, Cabrera, Me-Teixeira).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
French 5.0 5 2 1 3 3 0 1.89
Ni, F (H, 2) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.00
Zumaya (BS, 6)(L, 3-3) 1.0 5 3 3 1 0 1 4.94
Miner 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.83
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 6.0 6 3 3 5 1 1 3.81
Hughes, P (W, 4-2) 2.0 3 0 0 0 6 0 3.76
Rivera (S, 24) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.37

Balk: Hughes, P.
HBP: Granderson (by Burnett, AJ).
Pitches-strikes: French 93-58, Ni, F 15-10, Zumaya 36-19, Miner 18-10, Burnett, AJ 104-57, Hughes, P 40-30, Rivera 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: French 3-6, Ni, F 0-0, Zumaya 2-0, Miner 0-0, Burnett, AJ 8-2, Hughes, P 0-0, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: French 23, Ni, F 4, Zumaya 9, Miner 4, Burnett, AJ 27, Hughes, P 9, Rivera 4.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 78 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:17 (:57 delay).
Att: 46,197.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
July 17, 2009
July 17, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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