The Tigers bats were hot once again as they beat the Yankees 9-3 Saturday at Yankee Stadium.
Torii Hunter got things going in the first inning with a sacrifice fly that scored Austin Jackson. Hunter added a 3-run home run in the 6th for a four RBI day.
Miguel Cabrera had three hits including another home run in the 3rd, his 35th of the season.
The Tigers added four runs in the 5th inning. Austin Jackson hit a solo home run, his 9th of the year. Victor Martinez drove in a run and then Don Kelly capped it off with a two-out, two-run RBI single.
Anibal Sanchez got his 10th win of the season. He pitched seven innings, allowed four hits and struck out eight. His only mistake; he gave up a two-run home run to Lyle Overbay in the bottom of the 5th.
The Tigers chased Phil Hughes out of the game after just four innings of work. Alex Rodriguez was not in the lineup.
The rubber match of the series is Sunday at 1:05 PM.