MLB: New York Yankees 4, Detroit 3 (10 inn.)

Aug. 10, 2013 at 12:31 AM

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Brett Gardner singled in Jayson Nix with two out in the 10th inning Friday, allowing the New York Yankees to end Detroit's 12-game winning streak 4-3.

Alex Rodriguez played at home for the first time this season while going hitless in four at-bats and Mariano Rivera blew his second straight save opportunity. Nevertheless, the Yankees eventually prevailed to bring a halt to the Tigers' longest win streak in 79 years.

Nix drew a leadoff walk against Al Albuquerque (2-3) in the 10th, went to second on a single by Curtis Granderson and reached third on a wild pitch.

Nix was still on third with two out when Gardner singled to left on an 0-1 pitch.

New York took a 3-1 lead into the ninth before Rivera gave up a two-run, two-out homer to Miguel Cabrera.

Rodriguez struck out three times in his first appearance at Yankee Stadium since last year's playoffs. He is playing while appealing a 211-game suspension by Major League Baseball.

The win went to Shawn Kelley (4-1), who recorded the final out in the top of the 10th.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback