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Yankees Celebrate Win Over Detroit

Let’s be honest, the New York Yankees are looking for any reason to celebrate at this point.

On top of the well documented, and seemingly continually, Alex Rodriguez scandal, The Yanks are in fourth place in the NL East, seven games back from division leaders the Boston Red Sox.

The Yanks found a very good reason to celebrate yesterday, however, when they got a walk-off victory against the Detroit Tigers yesterday.

A-Rod was booed at Yankees Stadium, but by the end of the game Yankees fans were exploding with cheers.  It took Mariano Rivera blowing his third consecutive save opportunity to bring on an unlikely hero for the Yanks to help rid the sour tastes in New York fans’ mouth.

It was Brett Gardner who who hit a walk-off homer, the first of his career, with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Tigers.

Gardner hit is home run off Jose Vera.  Gardner would of likely made the highlight regardless as one inning before he slammed into the center-field wall, making a catch and then rolling the ball to teammates to complete a double-play.

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez would tie up the ball game with some solo home runs each, giving Rivera another rough night for the Yankees closer.   He had blown previous leads in a games against the Chicago White Sox and a previous game in the Tigers series.

A-Rod also won some Yankees fans over as some of the boos turned into cautious applause as he hit his 649th career home run, driving in two runs in the process.

Rodriguez was playing as he awaits his appeal of a 211-game suspension for violating the MLB’s drug policy on PEDs.

New York will now enter a series with the Los Angeles Angels tomorrow (Tuesday, August 13).  The lines have not yet been released on the sportbooks.

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