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Tanaka leads Yankees past Tigers

The Yankees fielded a new-look lineup that included Andrew McCutchen’s pinstriped debut in right field and Gary Sanchez sporting shin guards in a big league game for the first time in more than a month, but their most important contributor was the man on the mound.

Masahiro Tanaka snapped a five-start winless streak by expertly weaving through trouble for seven innings, rearing back for a pair of crucial strikeouts to end his outing with a lead intact, pacing the Yankees to a 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

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