LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Miguel Cabrera played his first game following his arrest, going 0-for-2 with a walk as the Detroit Tigers’ designated hitter Monday in a 6-2 win over the New York Yankees.
Cabrera batted cleanup, his first appearance since his arrest on Feb. 16 on suspicion of driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. He is to be arraigned on March 16.
Cabrera said he is looking forward to playing the field, but manager Jim Leyland said he will DH again Tuesday against Toronto.
Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello each pitched two scoreless innings for the Tigers.
CC Sabathia allowed two hits and struck out two for the Yankees. The Tigers scored two runs each in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings.
New York took a 2-0 lead in the fifth, ending Detroit’s 22-inning scoreless streak.
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