TIGERS (ss) 4, YANKEES (ss) 3
at Lakeland, Fla.
Thursday, March 16
Tigers at the plate: Three solo homers powered Detroit's offense -- Omar Infante in the third inning, Vance Wilson in the fourth and Marcus Thames leading off the bottom of the seventh. Nook Logan walked twice and also had a stolen base and the game-winning hit, a single in the bottom of the ninth, driving in Brandon Inge.
Yankees at the plate: Damian Rolls put New York on the scoreboard with an RBI fielder's choice in the fourth before Felix Escalona hit a hard line drive that hit off shortstop Don Kelly's glove for an RBI single. Marcos Vechionacci briefly put the Yankees ahead in the seventh when he singled, stole second base and came around to score on two errors.
Tigers on the mound: Starter Nate Robertson put ground balls to work in his fourth outing of the spring, inducing double plays to end each of his first four innings. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases with no outs in what ended up being a two-run fourth. Eulogio De La Cruz earned the win with two scoreless innings.
Yankees on the mound: Starter Matt DeSalvo held the Tigers scoreless until Infante's home run. He gave up three hits in as many innings, scattering three walks and striking out three. Sean Henn took the loss in his second inning of work.
Grapefruit League records: Tigers 10-6-1; Yankees 7-9.
Up next: The Tigers have the full squad back home on Friday to take on the Twins at 1:05 p.m. ET at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mike Maroth will make his third start of the spring, followed by Roman Colon, Jamie Walker and Humberto Sanchez. Scott Baker and Kevin Cameron are scheduled to pitch for Minnesota.
The Yankees embark on a two-day trip across the state on Friday, starting with a 1:05 p.m. ET matchup against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. New York's Shawn Chacon will start opposite St. Louis' Jeff Suppan.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.