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Yankees double Tigers in opener

Yankees double Tigers in opener

The New York Yankees doubled the Detroit Tigers 8-4 in Game 1 of their best-of-five American league divisional series Tuesday.

New York won the game at home a huge -230 favorites and the 12 combined run sailed OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Derek Jeter was a perfect 5-5 at the plate, driving in one run while scoring three times and Bobby Abreu collected two hits and four RBI in the win.

Carlos Guillen was 1-2 with two walks in a losing effort while Curtis Granderson and Craig Monroe homered.

Chien-Ming Wang pitched 6 2/3 innings for the win, allowing three runs off eight hits.

Nate Robertson took the loss, giving up seven runs from 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work for Detroit.