Tigers Edge Yanks 5-4

Injury benches ace Jurrjens as Detroit holds on to down New York
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2007 1:18 AM CDT
Detroit Tigers starter Jair Jurrjens, second from right, holds is right shoulder as he talks to trainer Kevin Rand as manager Jim Leyland, left, and home plate umpire Sam Holbrook, right, look on in the...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Tigers paid a price for their dramatic 5-4 win over the Yankees yesterday. Curtis Granderson's in-the-park homer earned Detroit the win, but ace starter Jair Jurrjens—a key weapon in the Tigers' battle for the American League Central—went out early with an injury to his throwing shoulder and was lost to the 15-day disabled list.

Though homers from Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano put New York within striking distance, the Yanks were unable to assemble a rally, and blasts from Marcus Thames and Carlos Guillen sealed the win for Detroit. Meanwhile, manager Jim Leyland has called up righty Zach Miner to replace the downed Jurrjens. (Read more Detroit Tigers stories.)