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Yankees Fall To Tigers, Youkilis Records Two RBIs In Loss

Youkilis Collects 2 RBIs In Defeat
Kevin Youkilis (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Kevin Youkilis (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

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LAKELAND, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit his fourth home run of the spring and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 10-6 Saturday on an afternoon when the wind was blowing out.

Jhonny Peralta and Kevin Russo also homered for the Tigers. Torii Hunter and Alex Avila each added three hits.

Recently signed Ben Francisco homered twice for the Yankees and Kevin Youkilis drove in two RBIs.

Anibal Sanchez started for Detroit in his first major league outing since returning from the World Baseball Classic. He allowed four runs in six innings.

Andy Pettitte started for the Yankees and gave up four earned runs in 6 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the spring. He struck out five.

Yankees reliever Cody Eppley allowed five runs, all earned, without retiring a batter and saw his spring ERA balloon to 14.29.

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