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MLB: New York Yankees 12, Detroit 8

Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM

DETROIT, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Curtis Granderson broke out of a slump Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a three-run homer to power the New York Yankees past Detroit 12-8.

Granderson was demoted from the Yankees' leadoff spot to sixth in the lineup after going 2-for-20 with six strikeouts, but the the New York center fielder turned it around Wednesday, driving in four runs overall.

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Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez each contributed two RBI, while Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with a run-scoring single as the American League East-leading Yanks took their first win a four-game series.

CC Sabathia (12-3) struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings, extending his unbeaten streak to eight starts. The left-hander yielded five runs (three earned) on eight hits and walked one.

Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez (1-2) was pounded for seven runs on seven hits, lasting only three full innings.

Omar Infante homered while Jeff Baker and Brennan Boesch each drove in two runs for second-place Detroit, which remained one-half game behind the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox.

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