New York at Detroit

N.Y. Yankees
W: K. Rogers (3-3) L: K. Igawa (0-1)
HR: NYY - J. Giambi (7)   DET - None

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DETROIT -- Kenny Rogers picked off his major league record 92nd runner and the Detroit Tigers picked up right back where they left off in the Bronx -- taking it to the New York Yankees.

Rogers held New York to just two runs in six-plus innings and picked Wilson Betemit off first base in the second inning, helping Detroit to a 6-5 win over the Yankees.

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"Picking guys off is something I'm proud of," Rogers said. "That's secondary to what I'm trying to do, which is keeping the runners close, but I do try to get them."

Detroit won for just the second time in eight games since sweeping the Yankees in a three-game series in New York. It was the Tigers' first sweep of at least three games at Yankee Stadium since 1966.

"His control was coming and going, but he did a great job," Detroit manager Jim Leyland said of Rogers. "That was a very good performance."

Ivan Rodriguez had three hits and drove in a pair of runs and the Yankees scored three off Todd Jones in the ninth, but still lost for the third time in four games.

Kei Igawa's season debut was a forgettable one for New York. He lasted just three-plus innings, allowing six runs on 11 hits.

"His strike-to-ball ratio was good, he worked much quicker but he couldn't get a breaking ball, whether it was his change-up or his slider," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "You have to be able to throw off-speed pitches for strikes. They were able to basically focus in on one pitch."

In the third inning, Rodriguez drove in a run with an infield double, and Magglio Ordonez and Gary Sheffield also had run-scoring hits to give Detroit a 4-1 lead.

The Tigers scored two more in the fourth, on left-fielder Hideki Matsui's error and Placido Polanco's RBI single.

Jason Giambi homered in the second, giving him 184 with the Yankees, passing Tommy Henrich and tying Charlie Keller for 16th place in team history.

New York scored in the ninth on Robinson Cano's RBI groundout, Derek Jeter's run-scoring single and Bobby Abreu's RBI double before Shelley Duncan lined out to center to end the game.

"I was concerned, because that's a perfect example of how important it is to get the leadoff guy in the ninth," Leyland said. "Todd had the guy 0-2, and if he gets him, the game probably ends without any excitement."


  • Carlos Guillen hit a sacrifice fly for Detroit in the first inning.
  • Sheffield has 1,583 RBI, tying former Tiger Al Kaline for 35th place in major league history.
  • The Yankees committed three errors.
  • Detroit relievers had three wild pitches.
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Curtis Granderson and Magglio Ordonez survive a scary ninth inning to hold off the Yankees.  (AP)
Curtis Granderson and Magglio Ordonez survive a scary ninth inning to hold off the Yankees. (AP)

Players of the Game

I. Rodriguez
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
New York

J. Giambi
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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New York Yankees
Melky Cabrera, CF5020002 .277
Derek Jeter, SS4121102 .305
Bobby Abreu, RF4011123 .297
Hideki Matsui, LF4000103 .333
Shelley Duncan, 1B5010002 .194
Jason Giambi, DH4121000 .178
Wilson Betemit, 3B4120002 .250
Robinson Cano, 2B4121000 .182
Chad Moeller, C3011011 .290
   a- Johnny Damon, PH1110000 .286
a-singled for Moeller in the 9th
2B - Melky Cabrera (5, Rogers), Bobby Abreu (6, T. Jones), Jason Giambi (5, Rogers), Wilson Betemit (1, T. Jones), Robinson Cano (5, Rogers)
HR - Jason Giambi (7, Rogers)
RBI - Derek Jeter (17), Bobby Abreu (22), Jason Giambi (19), Robinson Cano (11), Chad Moeller (4)
2-OUT RBI - Derek Jeter (7), Bobby Abreu (11)
PK - Wilson Betemit (1, Rogers)
Team LOB - 9
Outfield Assists - Bobby Abreu 1
DP - Abreu-Cano-Betemit, Betemit-Cano-Duncan
E - Wilson Betemit (1, Misplayed grounder), Hideki Matsui (1, Misplayed grounder), Chad Moeller (2, Throwing)
New York Yankees
Kei Igawa (L,0-1) 31166000 18.00
Jonathan Albaladejo 2.1200120 3.95
LaTroy Hawkins 1.2000010 6.38
Edwar Ramirez 1000010 0.00
WP - Edwar Ramirez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Kei Igawa 64-41, Jonathan Albaladejo 29-17, LaTroy Hawkins 14-10, Edwar Ramirez 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kei Igawa 2-7, Jonathan Albaladejo 2-1, LaTroy Hawkins 3-1, Edwar Ramirez 2-1
Batters Faced - Kei Igawa 20, Jonathan Albaladejo 8, LaTroy Hawkins 5, Edwar Ramirez 4
Detroit Tigers
Ivan Rodriguez, C4232101 .269
Placido Polanco, 2B4121003 .280
Carlos Guillen, 3B3001004 .305
Magglio Ordonez, RF4021011 .309
Miguel Cabrera, 1B4010003 .252
Gary Sheffield, LF4011011 .204
    Matt Joyce, LF0000000 .182
Edgar Renteria, SS4000002 .272
Marcus Thames, DH4110010 .260
Ryan Raburn, CF2220000 .304
    Curtis Granderson, CF2010011 .262
2B - Ivan Rodriguez 2 (12, Igawa, Igawa), Magglio Ordonez (9, Igawa), Gary Sheffield (5, Igawa)
SF - Carlos Guillen (2)
RBI - Ivan Rodriguez 2 (16), Placido Polanco (13), Carlos Guillen (15), Magglio Ordonez (25), Gary Sheffield (7)
2-OUT RBI - Gary Sheffield (3)
SB - Placido Polanco (2, 2nd base off Albaladejo/Moeller), Curtis Granderson (2, 3rd base off Albaladejo/Moeller)
Team LOB - 7
DP - Rogers-Renteria-Cabrera, Polanco-Renteria-Cabrera
Detroit Tigers
Kenny Rogers (W,3-3) 6922231 5.82
Zach Miner 2100000 8.41
Todd Jones 1433100 4.50
IBB - Matsui by Todd Jones
WP - Zach Miner (3), Todd Jones 2 (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Kenny Rogers 97-57, Zach Miner 28-16, Todd Jones 25-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kenny Rogers 6-6, Zach Miner 4-2, Todd Jones 2-1
Batters Faced - Kenny Rogers 26, Zach Miner 7, Todd Jones 8
Game Information
Attendance - 44062
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 60
Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Gary Darling