Yankees Tame Tigers To Win Season Opener

Granderson, Teixeira help Yanks win opener

By HOWIE RUMBERG
AP Sports Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead homer leading
off the seventh inning and Mark Teixeira had a three-run shot off
Justin Verlander, lifting New York over the Detroit Tigers 6-3
Thursday in the first regular-season game played in the Bronx in
March.
      CC Sabathia pitched six workmanlike innings, Derek Jeter added a
sacrifice fly in the seventh using his new stride-less swing and
Mariano Rivera, wearing his socks high for perhaps the first time,
earned his first save and 560th of his career.
      Newcomers Russell Martin and Rafael Soriano did their part as
the Yankees got off to a quick start on a gray, blustery, 42-degree
day.
      
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