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Fitting tribute to Harwell followed by win

The Tigers kicked off their opener against the Yanks with a moving ceremony honoring Ernie Harwell, and they closed it with a victory made possible by Johnny Damon's homer and Brennan Boesch's three RBIs.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS5000013.286
Swisher, RF3110220.306
Teixeira, 1B5112013.202
Rodriguez, Al, 3B4120111.286
Cano, 2B3110101.353
Posada, C2010200.280
1-Cervelli, PR-C0000000.400
Thames, M, DH4011004.378
Gardner, B, CF3001104.333
Winn, LF4010007.200
Totals334847523.280
1-Ran for Posada in the 8th.
DetroitABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jackson, A, CF4001022.360
Damon, DH3111111.295
Ordonez, RF4110001.286
Cabrera, M, 1B3220110.377
Boesch, LF3023100.340
Kelly, D, LF0000000.172
Inge, 3B4000024.244
Sizemore, 2B3100110.233
Laird, C3010110.147
Everett, SS3010011.191
Totals30585599.278
BATTING
HR: Teixeira (6, 3rd inning off Thomas, B, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada; Cano; Winn; Teixeira 4; Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher; Thames, M.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (22), Thames, M (5), Gardner, B (10).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Winn 3; Jeter.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 1-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
CS: Rodriguez, Al (2, 2nd base by Thomas, B/Laird).
PO: Rodriguez, Al (1st base by Thomas, B).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, Al (2, throw).
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

BATTING
2B: Cabrera, M (12, Robertson, D).
3B: Boesch (1, Logan).
HR: Damon (2, 5th inning off Mitre, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Boesch 4; Cabrera, M 3; Damon 4; Laird; Everett; Ordonez.
RBI: Boesch 3 (14), Jackson, A (10), Damon (15).
2-out RBI: Boesch 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Inge 2; Jackson, A.
SAC: Everett.
GIDP: Ordonez.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Everett (2, 2nd base off Robertson, D/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: (Bonine-Everett-Cabrera, M).
Pickoffs: Thomas, B (Rodriguez, Al at 1st base).

NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mitre(L, 0-1)4.15432413.86
Robertson, D1.220012010.61
Logan1.01112003.38
Chamberlain1.00000302.45
Totals8.08545913.61
DetroitIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Thomas, B3.03223015.49
Bonine(W, 3-0)2.12002101.02
Zumaya(H, 6)1.23222102.25
Coke(H, 4)0.20000001.69
Perry(H, 6)0.10000003.38
Valverde(S, 9)1.00000300.61
Totals9.08447514.34
Zumaya pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

WP: Robertson, D, Bonine.
IBB: Boesch (by Robertson, D).
Pitches-strikes: Mitre 69-37, Robertson, D 36-21, Logan 18-8, Chamberlain 14-10, Thomas, B 68-36, Bonine 34-16, Zumaya 33-19, Coke 5-2, Perry 6-3, Valverde 14-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mitre 7-2, Robertson, D 2-1, Logan 2-0, Chamberlain 0-0, Thomas, B 3-2, Bonine 3-2, Zumaya 1-1, Coke 1-0, Perry 0-0, Valverde 0-0.
Batters faced: Mitre 20, Robertson, D 8, Logan 5, Chamberlain 3, Thomas, B 14, Bonine 10, Zumaya 10, Coke 2, Perry 1, Valverde 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Zumaya 2-0, Coke 3-1, Perry 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Winters. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 54 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 34,365.
Venue: Comerica Park.
May 10, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media