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Tigers Vs. Yankees: Cabrera, Tigers Remain Hot In 6-5 Win Over Yankees

The Detroit Tigers remained undefeated in August by beating the New York Yankees 6-5 to win their sixth consecutive game and keep pace with the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central race.

Third baseman Miguel Cabrera helped the Tigers rally from an early 2-0 deficit with a home run in the fourth inning and a two-run double in the fifth inning to increase his Major League-leading RBI total to 95 for the season. Right-fielder Adam Dirks also added a pair of run-scoring singles.

Starter Rick Porcello (9-6) earned his second win in a row after giving up three runs and eight hits in six and two thirds innings. Eric Chavez tagged Porcello with a two-run homer in the fourth inning and then Ichiro Suzuki ended Porcello's night with a run-scoring double in the seventh inning.

Closer Jose Valverde made things interesting in the ninth inning, giving up a pair of two-out runs before getting Curtis Granderson to pop out and end the game for Valverde's 22nd save of the season.

New York starter Phil Hughes (11-9) took the loss after giving up four runs and eight hits in four and a third innings.

The two teams continue their four-game series on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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