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New York Yankees’ Bullpen Proves Better Than Tigers in Opening Day Win

missing out on signing free-agent Cliff Lee and the retirement of veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte, the Yankees focused on improving their pitching in the later innings.

So far, so good.

After aces CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander battled to a 3-3 tie through six innings, the bullpens entered for both sides.

Joba Chamberlain, recent addition Rafael Soriano and Mariano Rivera each delivered perfect frames for the Yankees, while the Tigers' bullpen took the loss in a 6-3 decision on Opening Day in the Bronx.

Phil Coke served up a home run to Curtis Granderson to lead off the seventh and Ryan Perry allowed an insurance run after delivering a wild pitch that let Russell Martin advance to third before he scored on a Derek ...

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