August 9, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) tags Detroit Tigers third baseman Omar Infante (4) out as he attempts to steal second base during the third inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Tigers Vs. Yankees: Back-To-Back Homers In 8th Propel New York To Win

Joaquin Benoit allowed solo home runs to Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez in the eighth inning. The Tigers lost as a result.

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Tigers Vs. Yankees: Back-To-Back Homers In 8th Propel New York To Win

A 3-2 lead quickly evaporated for the Detroit Tigers in the eighth inning when Joaquin Benoit gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez. The New York Yankees held on to the 4-3 lead for the win.

Benoit's struggles ruined what had been a good day for Doug Fister. The Tigers' starter gave up two runs on eight hits before being removed with one out in the seventh inning.

The Tigers scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning when Alex Avila hit a two-run home run and Andy Dirks hit an RBI double.

The ninth inning almost included a Detroit comeback, as the Tigers had runners on first and third with no one out, but Rafael Soriano retired the next three batters in order to notch the save.

Detroit now heads to Texas for a three-game series with the Rangers.

Head over to Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley for more Yankees news. For more MLB coverage, visit Baseball Nation.

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Tigers Vs. Yankees Final Score: Detroit Falls, Winning Streak Stops At 6

The Detroit Tigers' six-game winning streak is over, as they lost to the New York Yankees 12-8 on Wednesday. Detroit rallied back from a 7-0 deficit, but it was not enough.

New York scored two runs in the first off of RBI-singles from Eric Chavez and Curtis Granderson. Granderson extended the lead to 5-0 with a three-run home run in the third. A Nick Swisher single and a Mark Teixeira sac fly made it 7-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth.

Brennan Boesch singled in a run in the fourth and a single from Jeff Baker scored two in the sixth to make it 7-3.

In the seventh, Ichiro Suzuki's RBI-single gave the Yankees a five-run lead. That lead was cut to just one after a huge bottom of the inning for Detroit.

Austin Jackson scored on a Prince Fielder groundout, then Miguel Cabrera scored on an Andy Dirks single. Brennan Boesch's infield single scored Delmon Young, then Alex Avila's single drove in Dirks. This made it 8-7.

New York extended their lead to 10-7 in the top of the eighth, first with an RBI-single from Teixeira and then with Robinson Cano scoring on a Chavez groundout.

Omar Infante's solo home run in the bottom of the eighth made it 10-8. Jayson Nix scored on a Brayan Villarreal balk and Cano drove in Jeter with a single to make it 12-8 in the ninth and that's how it would stay.

Anibal Sanchez got the loss for Detroit. He pitched three innings, gave up seven hits and seven earned runs and struck out two.

C.C. Sabathia pitched six and two-thirds innings, gave up eight hits, five runs (three earned) and struck out seven for the win.

The fourth and final game of the series will be played on Thursday, first pitch at 1:05 p.m. ET at Comerica Park.

Head over to Bless You Boys for more Tigers coverage, and be sure to check out Pinstripe Alley for more Yankees news. For more MLB coverage, visit Baseball Nation.

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Tigers Vs. Yankees Final Score: Justin Verlander Strikes Out 14 As Detroit Beats New York

Justin Verlander (12-7) was dominant as the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 7-2 on Monday night. It was the fifth win in a row for Detroit.

Verlander pitched eight innings, gave up eight hits and struck out 14. That ties his career high in strikeouts. He now has 1381 strikeouts in his career, passing George Mullin for sixth in Tigers history, via Brian Britten, Detroit's Director of Media Relations.

Detroit took a 2-0 lead early on the strength of solo home runs from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, but New York tied it up in the top of the fifth on RBI-singles from Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano.

RBI-singles from Omar Infante and Alex Avila plus a sac fly from Andy Dirks made it 5-2 at the end of the fifth.

Avila and Jhonny Peralta both had RBI-singles in the sixth to make it 7-2 and that's how it would stay.

Yankees starter Ivan Nova (10-6) gave up 11 hits, seven runs and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings.

Detroit sold out the game with 41,381 fans coming to Comerica Park. The series will continue Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. ET.

To stay up-to-date with the Tigers-Yankees series, continue reading this Story Stream. For all things Tigers head over to Bless You Boys and for all your other MLB needs don't miss Baseball Nation.

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