Johnny Damon Goes Yard Against His Former Yankee Teammates

DETROIT (AP) – Johnny Damon hit a homer in his first game

against the team that didn't re-sign him, helping the Detroit

Tigers beat the New York Yankees 5-4 on Monday night.

Austin Jackson, a former Yankees prospect, gave Detroit a

three-run lead in the second inning.

Mark Teixeira's two-run home run pulled New York within a run in

the third inning.

Detroit's Brad Thomas gave up two runs in three innings. Eddie

Bonine (3-0) pitched 2 1-3 scoreless innings. Joel Zumaya gave up

two runs on three hits and two walks after pitching well for 1 2-3


Phil Coke, also an ex-Yankee, retired two before Ryan Perry got

Derek Jeter to line out to end the eighth with two on and down a

run. Jose Valverde struck out the side for his ninth save.