93 years ago was the last time the Tigers had such a hot streak at home as Detroit last night got by the New York Yankees 6-to-5 at Comerica Park, where they have won 10 straight and 16 of 17. Miguel Cabrera had a homer and a double and 3 rbi’s to help lead Detroit to their sixth victory in-a-row. Andy Dirks added three hits and two rbi’s for the Tigers. Rick Porcello tossed six-and-two-thirds innings of three-run ball to improve to 9-and-6. Closer Jose Valverde allowed two runs in the ninth, but held on for his 22nd save, getting Curtis Granderson to pop out with runners at second and third for the final out. New York starter Phil Hughes surrendered four runs in only four-and-a-third innings to fall to 11-and-9.
The win means the Tigers are now just a half game out of first place as the Central Division leading White Sox lost 5-to-2 to the Royals. The pitching matchup for tonight in Detroit has Anibal Sanchez starting for the Tigers against C.C.Sabathia, who hasn’t lost in two months and has won both of his outings this year against the Tigers. And the Cubs continue to slide, falling 7-to-4 at San Diego for the seventh straight loss.