The Tigers' 7-2 smacking marks the Yankees' 11th loss in their last 17 games, and the Bombers are now four games deep into a 20-game stretch that continues with three more versus the Tigers.
The Yankees head into Comerica Park tonight maintaining a 5.5-game lead in the AL East, but like the great Yogi Berra said, “It ain't over until it's over.”
Now, this year in Detroit it has been a different story.
Coming into 2012 as the heavy division favorites, the Tigers stumbled through the first half of the season. But, thanks to improved play and a weak AL Central, they now trail the Chicago White Sox by just 1.5 games.