Andy Pettitte is pitching as well as ever this season, and in his return from a mild elbow injury he led the Yankees to a second straight win at home on Saturday. Pettitte pitched 6.1 scoreless innings before Mark Teixeira and Jorge Posada went deep to put the game out of reach.
The Yankees remain hopeful that a cortisone shot will be enough to be enough to bring Nick Johnson back from a wrist injury that’s had him on the disabled list for the past week. The notebook also his items on the rotation, Nick Swisher, Chan Ho Park and Curtis Granderson.
Out in Detroit, former Yankees prospect Austin Jackson is taking full advantage of an opportunity to play everyday in the big leagues.