By Dave Hart

Tigers 12, Yankees 4 – J.D. Martinez led the Tigers to a victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon, snapping their four-game skid and avoiding a weekend sweep.

LSJ Logo incertJ.D. Martinez hit three home runs and knocked in six runs for Detroit.

Victor Martinez and Andrew Romine also hit a home run for the Tigers.

Detroit starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched the victory, allowing three runs on seven hits in seven innings.

Detroit will continue its road trip with a three-game series in Cleveland against the Indians, starting on Monday night.

Record: 35-34Eye on the D

3rd Place in AL Central (6 games behind Kansas City)

2.5 games behind Minnesota for last playoff spot.

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight AL Central Division title: 102

Magic # to clinch their 5th straight playoff berth: 97

Next Game: 06/22/2015 @ Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. @ Progressive Field.

Hitting Stats: J.D. Martinez 3 HR (16) 6 RBI (41), Victor Martinez HR (2) 4 RBI (19), Andrew Romine HR (1) RBI (4), Yoenis Cespedes RBI (36).

Pitching Stats: Anibal Sanchez W (6-7) 7 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 2 BB 5 K.