Cabrera, Tigers Lower Broom in New York

Detroit earns 1st 3-game sweep at Yankees since 1966
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted May 1, 2008 10:26 PM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher Ian Kennedy reacts after Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI triple during the third inning.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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(Newser) – Miguel Cabrera homered, tripled and drove in three runs, leading the Detroit Tigers past the Yankees 8-4 Thursday night for their first three-game sweep in New York since 1966. Reserve infielder Ramon Santiago made the most of his first start at shortstop this season, turning in a key defensive play and hitting a tiebreaking triple to back Nate Robertson.

Magglio Ordonez had three hits—including a two-run double off Ian Kennedy—and scored twice for the Tigers, who got a strong effort from their bullpen and won for the eighth time in 10 games. Bobby Abreu hit a three-run homer in the first inning, but failed to come through with the bases loaded in the sixth. (Read more baseball stories.)