Jeter Hits First Homer, Yanks Finally Beat Tigers

Rasner throws six-plus solid innings
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2008 7:43 PM CDT
New York Yankees starter Darrell Rasner pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of American League baseball action on Saturday, May 10, 2008, in Detroit.    (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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(Newser) – Derek Jeter hit his first homer of the season, Darrell Rasner pitched six-plus strong innings and the New York Yankees ended a six-game losing streak to the Detroit Tigers with a 5-2 victory Saturday. Rasner (2-0) gave up two runs and four hits, departing after Magglio Ordonez's leadoff single in the seventh.

Three relievers finished, with Joba Chamberlain pitching the eighth and Mariano Rivera the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances. The Yankees had lost seven of eight against Detroit dating to last season. Jeremy Bonderman (2-4) lasted just four-plus innings in his shortest start of the year, giving up five runs, six hits and four walks.