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Granderson's Inside Job Gives Tigers Edge Over Yankees 5-4


MLB has a lot of exciting moments. A perfectly executed 6-4-3 double play, an infielder running into the outfield with his back to the plate making an over the shoulder catch. A centerfielder, reaching into the stands to to rob an opposing player of a sure home run. Or when a flame throwing pitcher goes up against a power hitter, which ever way it goes with a dinger or a "K" swinging it will keep you on the edge of your seat. But for my money the most exciting play in baseball is an inside the park home run, especially if the last 90 feet are close. Detroit Tigers centerfielder Curtis Granderson led off the bottom of the first with an the park round tripper, and that turned out to be the margin of victory as Detroit beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Sunday. Granderson who leads the Majors with 21 triples hit his cue shot off New york rookie starter Phil Hughes who suffered only his second defeat in the Bigs. Detroit also got conventional homers from Marcus Thames, and Carlos Guillen. The win keeps the Tigers 2.5 games behind Cleveland in the American League Central, and they are within 5.5 of Seattle who leads the Wild Card chase. The Yankees who were the hottest team in Baseball last Sunday as they were leading the Wild Card race and only four games behind Boston in the A.L. East, now trail Seattle by 2.5 in the Wild Card derby, and are now 7.5 behind the Red Sox. The series concludes on Monday.

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