A look back at the rich Yankees history, including games, championships, players, and more.
The Yankees handed the lowly Tigers their sixth straight loss this afternoon, as they completed the sweep by winning 12-3.
David Cone turned in his third straight solid start since coming back from surgery. He tossed seven innings while striking eight and giving up three runs.
The Yankees offense exploded for five runs off Tiger starter Justin Thompson, one off reliever A.J. Sager, and six off Jose Lima. Leading the way was Bernie Williams, who knocked in a career-high eight RBI. Two of them came when he smacked a homer off Thompson in the third, and four more came when he hit a grand slam with two out in the ninth. Derek Jeter and Ruben Rivera each added an RBI, and Charlie Hayes added two.
It was a good day for the Yankees, who gained a game on the Orioles in the AL East. New York now travels to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for a four-game series.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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Yankees 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 6 12 13 0
Tigers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 1