By Dave Hart
Yankees 5, Tigers 4– The New York Yankees held on to defeat the Tigers in a makeup game on Thursday night.
Detroit led 1-0 after four innings, the Yankees tied the game 1-1 in the sixth and scored four runs in the seventh inning to take 5-1 advantage.
The Yankees were paced by Jacoby Ellsbury with a triple and three RBIs while Robert Refsnyder chipped in with a double and an RBI.
Ian Kinsler and Mike Aviles each doubled and knocked in a run for Detroit while Justin Upton chipped in with an RBI.
Detroit’s starting pitcher Matt Boyd picked up his first loss of the season, allowing four runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings.
The Tigers are now 25-28 on the season, good for fourth place in the American League Central Division behind the Kansas City Royals.
Detroit will open a three-game weekend series against the Chicago White Sox starting on Friday night.
4th Place in AL Central Division (5 games behind Kansas City)
5.5 games behind Baltimore and Seattle for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 115
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 115
Next Game: 06/03/2016 vs Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m. @ Comerica Park
Hitting stats: Ian Kinsler 2B (11) RBI (30), Mike Aviles 2B (2) RBI (2), Justin Upton RBI (12), J.D. Martinez 2B (11), Miguel Cabrera 2B (10).
Pitching stats: Matt Boyd L (0-1) 6.1 IP 6 H 4 R 4 ER 1 BB 3 K.