DETROIT, April 6 (UPI) -- Miguel Cabrera
went 4-for-4 with an RBI while Prince Fielder
and Andy Dirks each drove two runs Saturday in Detroit's 8-4 spanking of the New York Yankees.
Austin Jackson added three hits with three runs scored and Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Tigers, who rapped out 17 hits in their second straight win over the Yankees.
Fielder's run-scoring groundout and Dirks' RBI single in the sixth helped turn back a New York rally after the Yankees had narrowed their deficit to 5-4.
Max Scherzer (1-0) struck out seven over five innings to earn the victory. The right-hander yielded four runs on five hits while walking two.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes (0-1) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over four full frames.
Vernon Wells homered and Lyle Overbay added two RBI for New York.
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