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.
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.