Miguel Cabrera, Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson each hit home runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 9-3, a day after having their 12-game winning streak halted in a 10-inning loss at Yankee Stadium.
Cabrera had three hits, including his 35th homer of the season in the third inning, and Jackson homered in the fifth as the Tigers tacked on four more runs to open a 6-0 lead.
Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes allowed four earned runs over 4 1/3 innings and now has an 11.45 earned run average over his past three appearances. He’s 1-7 in his latest 10 starts, dropping to 4-11 on the Major League Baseball season.
Hunter added a three-run homer in the sixth inning off Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain to put the Tigers up 9-2.
Lyle Overbay drove in all three runs for the Yankees, on a two-run homer in the fifth inning and a run-scoring single in the bottom of the ninth. Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs over seven innings to pick up the win for the Tigers.
Detroit, which had 17 hits, improved to 69-46 and is eight games ahead of the Cleveland Indians atop the American League Central Division. The Yankees are 58-57 and 11 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox in the AL East.
A day after the Tigers had their winning streak ended by the Yankees, another team had a similar fate.
The Atlanta Braves’ 14-game win streak ended on a wild pitch in a 1-0 loss to the last-place Florida Marlins. They were one game short of tying the 2000 club for the franchise’s longest-winning streak dating back to the 1891 Boston Beaneaters who won 18 straight games.
Adeiny Hechavarria led off the Miami ninth inning with a triple and scored on the wild pitch by reliever Jordan Walden.
In other games it was Toronto 5, Oakland 4; Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4; Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0; San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2; San Diego 3, Cincinnati 1; Washington 8, Philadelphia 5, and Texas 5, Houston 4.
The Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 5; Los Angeles Angels 7, Cleveland 2; Boston 5, Kansas City 3; New York Mets 4, Arizona 1; Colorado 6, Pittsburgh 4, and Milwaukee 10, Seattle 0.