Cabrera, Tigers take down Yankees

6:44 PM, Apr 6, 2013   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - After receiving their American League Championship rings, the Detroit Tigers went out and pinned another loss on the New York Yankees.

Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with an RBI single to lead a 17-hit onslaught that carried the Tigers to an 8-4 victory over the Yankees, Detroit's sixth straight against the Bronx Bombers when including last October's sweep of the ALCS.

Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter each collected three hits for Detroit, with Jackson scoring three runs and Hunter delivering an RBI double during a four- run fifth inning. Prince Fielder drove in a pair of runs in the triumph.

Jackson, Hunter and Cabrera -- the top three hitters in the Tigers' potent lineup -- combined to go 10-for-14 with seven runs scored.

The offensive outburst enabled Max Scherzer (1-0) to win his 2013 debut despite allowing four runs over five-plus innings, though the hard-throwing righty did record seven strikeouts prior to exiting.

Phil Hughes (0-1), activated from the disabled list prior to the game, was reached for four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits through four innings to take the loss.

Lyle Overbay finished 2-for-4 with a two-run single for New York, off to its first 1-4 start since 2006, while Vernon Wells had a solo homer in the loss.

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