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Justin Verlander reacts after giving up a home run to Alex Rodriguez in the seventh. (AP)
Justin Verlander allowed three hits through the first six innings and appeared on his way to a shutout when Alex Rodriguez hit a drive in the seventh that barely cleared the right-field wall. Verlander allowed one more run, and the Tigers were held to just a Marcus Thames homer in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
DET
Detroit (48-41)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 2, Detroit 1   NYY
NY Yankees (53-37)
Won 2
July 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Detroit
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 6 0
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 X   2 7 0
Standings thru 7/18/09  |  Recap: DET | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Tigers stats  |  Yankees stats
Detroit AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Granderson, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Polanco, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .258
Cabrera, M, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .322
Thames, M, DH 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 .286
Ordonez, RF 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .261
Raburn, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .260
Inge, 3B 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 .262
Laird, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .242
Everett, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .254
Totals 31 1 6 1 3 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Polanco (21, Sabathia), Ordonez (11, Sabathia).
HR: Thames, M (10, 8th inning off Aceves, A, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Polanco 2; Cabrera, M; Laird; Thames, M 5; Ordonez 2.
RBI: Thames, M (23).
2-out RBI: Thames, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ordonez; Granderson 2; Inge 2.
GIDP: Thames, M, Laird.
Team RISP: 0-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 0 0 1 2 .325
Damon, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .278
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 .277
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 .250
Matsui, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .266
Posada, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281
Cano, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .310
Swisher, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .236
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .285
Totals 30 2 7 2 1 8 8  

BATTING
2B: Damon (21, Verlander), Swisher (19, Verlander).
HR: Rodriguez, Al (18, 7th inning off Verlander, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano; Jeter 2; Damon 2; Rodriguez, Al 4; Swisher 2; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (51), Cabrera, Me (35).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, Me.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui; Teixeira; Jeter.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jeter (4, 2nd base by Verlander/Laird).

FIELDING
PB: Posada (3).
DP: 2 (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira 2).

 
Detroit IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Verlander (L, 10-5) 7.0 7 2 2 1 6 1 3.34
Seay 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.79
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Sabathia (W, 9-6) 7.0 5 0 0 3 4 0 3.66
Aceves, A (H, 4) 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 2.64
Rivera (S, 25) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.31

Game Scores: Verlander , Sabathia .
WP: Sabathia.
HBP: Inge (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Verlander 109-72, Seay 11-8, Sabathia 114-66, Aceves, A 14-10, Rivera 16-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Verlander 4-5, Seay 0-1, Sabathia 7-5, Aceves, A 0-1, Rivera 1-0.
Batters faced: Verlander 28, Seay 3, Sabathia 28, Aceves, A 4, Rivera 3.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Mark Carlson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 2:39.
Att: 46,423.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
July 18, 2009
July 18, 2009

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