The Yankees' season rests on the shoulders of A.J. Burnett after a 5-4 loss to Detroit. How did that happen? CC Sabathia had trouble with his control—and the strike zone of umpire Gerry Davis—en route to a six-walk performance. He left with one out in the sixth after allowing four runs. The Yankees, who led 2-0 after four batters, then gave up four straight runs before rallying to tie the game on a two-run double by Brett Gardner. Rafael Soriano gave the lead back to Detroit when Delmon Young took him deep with one out in the seventh.

Except for the hiccups in the first (Curtis Granderson hit an RBI triple and Alex Rodriguez knocked him in with a groundout) and the seventh, Justin Verlander had his way with the Yankees. Every Yankee struck out at least once, and the likely Cy Young Award winner rung up 11 in total. Derek Jeter ended the game by striking out with runners on first and second base.