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American League Game Summary - New York at Detroit



(Sunday, April 7th)

Final Score: New York 7, Detroit 0

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - CC Sabathia outpitched Justin Verlander in a showdown of aces, and the New York Yankees avoided a three-game sweep with a 7-0 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.

Sabathia (1-1) turned in seven stellar innings. The left-hander held the Tigers to four singles, walked three and struck out four.

"CC really has a lot of pride in what he does and understands the ace role and that we needed to win a game today," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

Jayson Nix hit a two-run homer for New York, while Francisco Cervelli and Kevin Youkilis also knocked in two runs apiece.

Verlander (1-1) tossed 7 1/3 innings against the Yankees, with his lone hiccup coming in a three-run second.

The frame began with Verlander issuing a leadoff walk to Vernon Wells, who was erased on a fielder' choice. Cervelli then doubled home Ichiro Suzuki and scored on Nix's two-out blast to left field.

"(Verlander) gave us a chance. We just didn't do much with CC today," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland.

Detroit's No. 1 and 2 hitters, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter each reached base two times, but the trio of Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez went a combined 1-for-12.

With Verlander out of the game, New York victimized Detroit's bullpen for four runs.

Phil Coke succeeded Verlander in the eighth and gave up hits to the first two batters he faced. Travis Hafner singled and Wells ripped a ball down the left- field line that resulted in a ground-rule double because of fan interference.

Suzuki's sacrifice fly plated pinch-runner Eduardo Nunez and Cervelli followed with a run-scoring single.

Youkilis singled home a pair in the ninth against Octavio Dotel.

Game Notes

Detroit hasn't posted a three-game home sweep of the Yankees since May 12-14, 2000 ... Verlander had won each of his previous seven decisions at home ... Before his home run off Verlander, Nix had been 1-for-11 with five strikeouts vs. the Detroit right-hander ... Suzuki snapped an 0-for-14 at the plate with an infield single in the sixth.

04/07 18:54:32 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
3rd
MIA 69
CHA 65
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
13th
NYM 3
ATL 3
 
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
12th
PIT 2
MIL 2
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
11th
TAM 1
NYY 1
 
9th
KAN 3
MIN 8
 
7th
CHC 0
CIN 8
 
6th
TEX 2
CWS 8
 
4th
OAK 2
HOU 0
 
4th
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
3rd
COL 1
PHI 3
 
3rd
SDP 0
SFG 4
 
7:05pm Tonight
BOS
BAL
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
3rd
MIA 69
CHA 65
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
WAS
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
2nd Intermission
BOS 3
DET 1
 
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TAM
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Final
NOR 6
DUR 3