Tigers Best Yankees 6-4

Veteran Rogers picks up the win
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 11:20 PM CDT
Detroit Tigers' Magglio Ordonez follows through on a first inning two-run single off New York Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes in their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, April 29, 2008.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – Gary Sheffield and Curtis Granderson homered in the third inning, sending old pro Kenny Rogers and the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the road-weary New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Magglio Ordonez got Detroit going with a two-run single off struggling right-hander Phil Hughes, and the $139 million Tigers (12-15) won for the sixth time in eight games.

Granderson also doubled, walked twice and scored three times from the leadoff spot, while No. 2 batter Placido Polanco had four hits and two runs in a matchup of baseball's top-spending teams. Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer for the Yankees, who were missing injured stars Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada. The team returned home after playing 18 of their previous 20 games on the road.