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Yankees 5, Tigers 3

Posted By Alex Belth On July 18, 2004 @ 9:13 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

The Yankees [1] and Tigers [2] finally played a close game last night, with the Bombers holding on for the win, 5-3 [3]. El Duque got his second victory in two starts although he was far from stellar. Gary Sheffield was the offensive hero–and later, tabloid provocateur [4]–collecting three hits, including a two-run homer and an RBI single. Ruben Sierra was the DH in place of the slumping Bernie Williams and hit a solo home run. Kenny Lofton and Derek Jeter added two hits each, and Alex Rodriguez had three hits. Jason Giambi [5] was 0-5 and continues to struggle offensively, but made the defensive play [6] of the game robbing Eric Munson of a game-breaking double with a sensational catch. Paul Quantrill was hit hard, but Tom Gordon and Mariano Rivera were absolutely dominant. The Yankees gained a game in the standings after the Angels beat up on the Red Sox [7] last night, 8-3 [8]. Their lead in the AL East stands at eight games.


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[1] The Yankees: http://cliffordsbrb.blogspot.com/archives/2004_07_11_cliffordsbrb_archive.html#108981968976142507

[2] Tigers: http://www.detnews.com/2004/tigers/0407/18/d01-215584.htm

[3] 5-3: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/18/sports/baseball/18yankeess.html

[4] tabloid provocateur: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/213278p-183667c.html

[5] Jason Giambi: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-sbyanks183897167jul18,0,285289.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[6] defensive play: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/213354p-183725c.html

[7] Red Sox: http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/

[8] 8-3: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/07/18/sox_are_beaten_bruised/

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