TIGERS 15, YANKEES 2
at Lakeland, Fla.
Monday, March 20
Tigers at the plate: Magglio Ordonez led the Tigers onslaught with three runs scored in his first three times at bat, capped by a two-run home run on a line over the left-field fence in the fourth inning. Dmitri Young had a two-run homer in the third inning along with back-to-back solo shots from Brandon Inge and Alexis Gomez. Ivan Rodriguez opened the scoring with a two-run double in the first. Craig Monroe went 3-for-4 with a two-run single in the fifth.
Yankees at the plate: Miguel Cairo put the Yankees on the scoreboard with a solo home run in the fourth inning and scored on a Derek Jeter single in the seventh. Jeter, Johnny Damon and Andy Phillips had two hits apiece.
Tigers on the mound: Jeremy Bonderman scattered two hits over four scoreless innings before giving up Cairo's homer in a three-hit fifth. He walked two and struck out three. Mark Woodyard walked three in two innings.
Yankees on the mound: Starter Mike Mussina gave up double digits in four long innings of work. Six of the 10 runs he allowed came on four home runs, comprising one-third of the 12 hits he allowed. Dusty Bergman gave up three runs in one-third of an inning.
Grapefruit League records: Tigers 13-8-1; Yankees 9-12.
Up next: The Tigers have their final split-squad set of the spring Tuesday with a 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Phillies in Clearwater, followed by a 6:05 p.m. ET contest against the Astros at Joker Marchant Stadium. The Yankees have a day off tomorrow before hosting the Red Sox on Wednesday night for a 7:15 p.m. start.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.