The Tigers answered Teixeira's three-run homer with a run in the top of the fourth inning to cut the Yanks' lead to one.
The inning began with Sabathia not wanting anything to do with and walking Cabrera, who, remember, is hitting .571 against Sabathia in his career. Sabathia got Martinez to go down on strikes before Raburn singled on a sharp liner to left. Good start to the season for him (1-1, BB).
After a Peralta fly out to left, Brandon Inge hit one sharply over the base at third and down the left field line. The ball caromed off the wall and right to Gardner, preventing Inge from getting a double out of it, but it was enough to score Cabrera from second.
Alex Avila closed the inning out with a strike out in an at-bat that made him look like an unathletic pitcher with a bat in his hands.
Verlander also answered his rough third inning by needing just 11 pitches to get through Swisher, Posada, and Granderson. An interesting stat from Rick Sutcliffe on ESPN: Verlander walked just three batters in his six Spring Training starts. He has three today through four innings. He's currently at 77 pitches.