MLB: New York Yankees 7, Detroit 6

April 27, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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NEW YORK, April 27 (UPI) -- Derek Jeter dashed in from third on a ninth-inning passed ball Friday to give the New York Yankees a wild 7-6 victory over Detroit.

New York trailed 6-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but managed a run in that inning on a sacrifice fly, scored an unearned run in the eighth to tie it and produced the game-winner without the benefit of a hit in the ninth.

Jeter reached in the ninth on a one-out walk from Brayan Villarreal (0-1), moved to second on a walk to Curtis Granderson and went to third on a wild pitch. He scored from there when a 3-0 pitch to Alex Rodriguez from Villareal got away from catcher Alex Avila.

The pitch was in the dirt and bounced away from Avila after hitting a shin pad.

The ninth-inning run made a winner out of Mariano Rivera (1-1), who retired the side in the top half of the frame.

Detroit took the lead with a three-run sixth that included a two-run double from Austin Jackson and a run-scoring single by Prince Fielder.

Rodriguez hit a solo homer for the Yankees in the fourth and Russell Martin had a two-run shot in the fifth.

Detroit starter Justin Verlander gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings without figuring in the decision.

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