New York Yankees defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-3

Rain was falling harder as the Yankees came to bat in the seventh inning Friday night and the fans who weren't flipping open umbrellas or donning ponchos were leaving their seats to find cover or go home.

The ones who departed the Stadium missed the Yankees' best moments of the night.

With the Yanks down by a run, Derek Jeter lined a single just past the outstretched glove of Detroit Tigers second baseman Placido Polanco. Johnny Damon followed with a double to right tha...