BRONX, NY - Robinson Cano's two-run home run capped a nine- run sixth inning as the New York Yankees clobbered the Detroit Tigers, 11-5, in the finale of a four-game set.
Cano finished the game 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored while Austin Kearns and Derek Jeter each drove in two runs for the Yankees, who took the final three games of the set after dropping the opener. Phil Hughes (15-5) got the win as he was charged with two runs on four hits with six strikeouts over six innings of work.
The win moved New York into first place in the AL East, a half-game ahead of Tampa Bay, which plays Oakland later on Thursday.
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run home run while Jhonny Peralta added a solo shot for the Tigers, who had won three straight prior to losing the final three games of the series. Rick Porcello (5-11) went five-plus innings in the start and was charged with six runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts.