A ninth-inning rally pulled the Yankees within a run, but Curtis Granderson ultimately left the tying and go-ahead runs stranded in a 6-5 loss to the Tigers tonight at Comerica Park. Ichiro Suzuki and Russell Martin each had two-out RBIs in the ninth before Granderson popped out to end the game. Phil Hughes had given up a pair of harmless singles — and Eric Chavez’s homer had given the Yankees a 2-0 lead — before Miguel Cabrera led off the fourth inning with a solo home run. Jhonny Peralta doubled in the tying run later in the fourth, but the bigger blow was Cabrera’s two-run double in the fifth. The hard-hit ball to left field put the Tigers in front and chased Hughes from the game. It was the second time since the end of April that Hughes failed to pitch into the sixth. The Tigers added two runs off the Yankees bullpen, one of them off Joba Chamberlain, who was pitching for the second day in a row.
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