In the final game of a four game series, the New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers by a tally of 11-5. Phil Hughes earned his 15th win of the season. With the win, the Yanks take the series 3-1. The Yankees take a half-game lead in the AL East with the win and have a record of 75-46.

Robinson Cano hits an RBI double to left field. Jim McIsaac / Getty Images

Initial Reaction:

Phil Hughes gave a very serviceable six-inning start and kept the Yankees in the game until the bottom of the sixth, when the Yankee offense exploded (see below). Sergio Mitre gave up his typical three runs over the final three innings, but the game was well in hand by that point.

Positives From The Game:

Swish: Nick Swisher batted in his 70th RBI on the season to score Mark Teixeira to give the Yankees their first run.

The Grandy Man Can: Curtis Granderson has punished his former team this week. He hit an RBI single to tie up the game at two runs a piece.

And then the onslaught…: The Yankees turned it on in the bottom of the sixth, scoring nine runs. The inning featured two singles, two doubles, one triple, one home run, and four walks. The homer was Robinson Cano’s 25th on the season.

Negatives From The Game:

The Ultimate Payback: Miguel Cabrera is a beast. Check out below for his series numbers…

That’s about it. Sergio Mitre gave up three earned in three innings, but the Yankees had a very comfortable lead at that point.

Interesting Facts:

Curtis Granderson’s Series: 6-13, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 3 BB

Miguel Cabrera’s Series: 4-13, 4 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB

At one point, Phil Hughes retired 11 Tigers in a row.

What’s Next?:

The Yanks will stick around the Bronx for a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners. First pitch is at 7:05 and can be seen on the YES Network.

Projected Starters:

A.J. Burnett (9-10, 4.66 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez (8-10, 2.62 ERA)