New York Yankees defeat Detroit Tigers, 9-5

The Yankees have endured their share of perplexing struggles against unfamiliar starting pitchers this season, to the point that American League teams might want to consider calling up an unknown to face them if they reach the postseason in October.

The Bombers have seen Detroit's Jeremy Bonderman plenty over the years with great success, however, and building on that history Wednesday night enabled them to remain tied with Tampa Bay atop the AL East.

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