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Tigers Hold Off Yankees

Rogers pitches into seventh and Rodriguez drives in pair of runs
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2008 10:52 PM CDT
Tigers Hold Off Yankees
Detroit Tigers closer Todd Jones prepares for his next pitch after giving up an RBI-double to New York Yankees' Bobby Abrea in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday.    (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

(Newser) – Kenny Rogers pitched into the seventh inning and Ivan Rodriguez had three hits and drove in a pair of runs to help the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-5 tonight. Rodriguez drove in a pair of runs and Rogers (3-3) held the Yankees to two runs on nine hits before New York scored three runs off Todd Jones in the ninth.

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Rogers picked Wilson Betemit off first base in the second inning, giving him the big league record with 92 career pickoffs. The stat has been kept since 1974. Detroit won for the second time in eight games since sweeping the Yankees in a three-game series in New York. It was the Tigers' first sweep of at least three games at Yankee Stadium since 1966. (Read more MLB stories.)

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