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Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers attempts to

Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers attempts to catch Curtis Granderson's fourth inning home run. (April 29, 2012) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Yankees won the series opener against the Tigers on a passed ball.
Freddy Garcia failed to get out of the second inning in a Game 2 loss. CC Sabathia pitched eight sharp innings on Sunday for the win.

Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird, right, reacts after
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Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird, right, reacts after home plate umpire Rob Drake called New York Yankees' Chris Stewart safe at home during the seventh inning. (April 29, 2012)

Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers fields
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Gerald Laird #9 of the Detroit Tigers fields the ball against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (April 29, 2012)

New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits a home
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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson hits a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (April 29, 2012)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers. (April 29, 2012)

Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers attempts to
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Austin Jackson of the Detroit Tigers attempts to catch Curtis Granderson's fourth inning home run. (April 29, 2012)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson, left, tries
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Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson, left, tries unsuccessfully to catch a home run hit by New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson during the fourth inning. (April 29, 2012)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers during
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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees. (April 29, 2012)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez singles to score
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez singles to score Eric Chavez during the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (April 29, 2012)

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia pitches during the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (April 29, 2012)

Mark Teixeira reacts to popping out with Alex
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Mark Teixeira reacts to popping out with Alex Rodriguez on base in the 9th inning. (April 28, 2012)

Curtis Granderson follows through on his home run
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Curtis Granderson follows through on his home run swing in the 7th inning. (April 28, 2012)

Miguel Cabrera gets a high-five from Tigers third
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Miguel Cabrera gets a high-five from Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont after he hit a solo home run in the 8th inning. (April 28, 2012)

Curtis Granderson is greeted at the Yankee dugout
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Curtis Granderson is greeted at the Yankee dugout after hitting a solo home run in the 7th inning. (April 28, 2012)

Tigers starting pitcher Drew Smyly. (April 28, 2012)
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Tigers starting pitcher Drew Smyly. (April 28, 2012)

Freddy Garcia hands the ball to Yankees manager
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Freddy Garcia hands the ball to Yankees manager Joe Girardi in the second inning. (April 28, 2012)

Freddy Garcia was pulled out of the game
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Freddy Garcia was pulled out of the game in the second inning. (April 28, 2012)

Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez falls over Austin Jackson
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Yankees shortstop Eduardo Nunez falls over Austin Jackson of the Tigers. (April 28, 2012)

Nick Swisher climbs the right field trying to
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Nick Swisher climbs the right field trying to catch Andy Dirks's first inning three-run home run. (April 28, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez, left, and Freddy Garcia wait for
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Alex Rodriguez, left, and Freddy Garcia wait for Joe Girardi to come and get Garcia to take him out of the game. (April 28, 2012)

ick Swisher leaps to glove Ramon Santiago's drive
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ick Swisher leaps to glove Ramon Santiago's drive to right field in the second inning. (April 28, 2012)

Nick Swisher has a big smile as he
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Nick Swisher has a big smile as he runs the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning. (April 28, 2012)

Andy Dirks of the Tigers follows through on
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Andy Dirks of the Tigers follows through on his three-run home run in the first inning. (April 28, 2012)

Joe Girardi, left, and young fans appreciate Nick
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Joe Girardi, left, and young fans appreciate Nick Swisher's first inning solo home run. (April 28, 2012)

Derek Jeter #2 and Alex Rodriguez #13 of
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Derek Jeter #2 and Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates after Jeter scored the game winning run in the ninth inning on a passed ball against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (April 27, 2012)

Derek Jeter #2 and Alex Rodriguez #13 of
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Derek Jeter #2 and Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates after Jeter scored the game winning run in the ninth inning on a passed ball against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (April 27, 2012)

Manager Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees
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Manager Joe Girardi of the New York Yankees argues with home plate umpire Joe West in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (April 27, 2012)

Derek Jeter #2 and Alex Rodriguez #13 of
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Derek Jeter #2 and Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates after Jeter scored the game winning run in the ninth inning on a passed ball against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. (April 27, 2012)

Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees
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Joba Chamberlain #62 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Russell Martin #55 of the New York Yankees
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Russell Martin #55 of the New York Yankees celebrates his fifth inning two run home run against the Detroit Tigers with teammate Nick Swisher #33. (April 27, 2012)

Russell Martin of the New York Yankees celebrates
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Russell Martin of the New York Yankees celebrates his fifth inning two run home run against the Detroit Tigers with teammate Eric Chavez. (April 27, 2012)

Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees
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Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees stands on the mound against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers tags
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Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers tags out Raul Ibanez #27 of the New York Yankees for the final out on a fielders choice to end the sixth inning. (April 27, 2012)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees beats the throw for a first iining double against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees
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Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches
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Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the New York Yankees. (April 27, 2012)

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches
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Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the New York Yankees. (April 27, 2012)

Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees
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Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees
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Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees
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Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers steals
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Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers steals second base in the first inning ahead of the tag from Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees. (April 27, 2012)

Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers steals
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Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers steals second base in the first inning ahead of the tag from Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees. (April 27, 2012)

Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees
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Ivan Nova #47 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees
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Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a first inning RBI single against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees
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Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a first inning RBI single against the Detroit Tigers. (April 27, 2012)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees celebrates scoring in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers with manager Joe Girardi. (April 27, 2012)

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