American League Game Capsules
(Thursday, August 28)
Final Score: Detroit 3, New York 2
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Avila drove a first-pitch slider off the right-field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees. Avila's two-out blast off Shawn Kelley hit midway up the wall and out of the reach of Ichiro Suzuki, who had to race back into the shadows to track the ball. Victor Martinez started the winning rally with a double off Kelley (2-5) and J.D. Martinez followed with a walk. Pinch-runner Bryan Holaday scored easily on Avila's hit to give the Tigers their fourth win in five games. They bounced back from an 8-4 loss on Wednesday -- when the Yankees had nine straight hits off David Price in an eight-run third inning -- to win two of three games in the series and tie Seattle for the second AL wild-card spot.
08/28 17:16:35 ET