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MLB: New York Yankees 7, Detroit 0

April 7, 2013 at 5:15 PM

DETROIT, April 7 (UPI) -- CC Sabathia allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday and the New York Yankees avoided a sweep with a 7-0 victory over Detroit.

Sabathia (1-1) held the Tigers to four singles while walking three and striking out four for New York, which fell in the series' first two contests at Comerica Park.

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Jayson Nix led the Yankees' offense, delivering a two-run homer, while Kevin Youkilis and Francisco Cervelli supplied two RBI each.

New York reached Tigers ace Justin Verlander (1-1) for three runs in the second inning when Cervelli doubled home Ichiro Suzuki and scored on Nix's two-out blast to left field.

Verlander (1-1) went 7 1/3 innings, yielding seven hits while walking two and striking out four.

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