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MLB: New York Yankees 5, Detroit 1

June 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM   |   Comments

DETROIT, June 3 (UPI) -- Phil Hughes logged his second career complete game Sunday, holding Detroit to one run in the New York Yankees' 5-1 victory.

Hughes (5-5) tamed the Tigers on four hits over nine innings, walking three and striking out eight as the Yankees took the rubber match of a three-game set at Comerica Park.

The right-hander rebounded from a disastrous outing Monday against the Los Angeles Angels when he surrendered seven runs over 5 1/3 frames.

Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez each two hits, including solo homers, in New York's victory.

The Tigers' Justin Verlander (5-4) was touched for five runs (three earned) on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. The Detroit ace lost his third straight start, during which he has surrendered 25 hits over 20 1/3 innings.

Prince Fielder knocked a bases-empty homer in the loss.

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