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Published: Wednesday, 3/12/2014


Castellanos’ 2 RBIs help Tigers tie N.Y.

Sanchez strikes out 3 in 4 frames

Detroit’s Nick Castellanos hits a first-inning, RBI double off Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda. Detroit’s Nick Castellanos hits a first-inning, RBI double off Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.

TAMPA — Hiroki Kuroda gave up six runs and 10 hits over 3 2/​3 innings Wednesday as the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers played to a 7-all tie in 10 innings.

Nick Castellanos drove in two runs with a double during Detroit’s four-run, six-hit first inning against Kuroda. Trevor Crowe had a two-run double during the third.

“I think the velocity is pretty good,” Kuroda said through an interpreter. “It’s a matter of small changes mechanically.”

Anibal Sanchez allowed one run, three hits, and struck out three in four innings for Detroit. The right-hander retired his first six batters before Francisco Cervelli hit a third-inning solo homer.

Sanchez also pitched against the Yankees last Friday, allowing two runs and four hits, including a long two-run homer to Carlos Beltran, in three innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM: Shortstop Jose Iglesias, sidelined by shin splints on Feb. 27, might play this weekend.

“I guess he could be,” Ausmus said. “It depends on how he feels. We’re really waiting for this pain to subside enough so that he can get in the lineup.”

REPLAY REVIEW: The Yankees lost their first challenge of an umpire’s call in the seventh inning when Brian Roberts was called out at first after second baseman Devon Travis misplayed his grounder but recovered to make the throw in time.

Girardi said he probably would not have challenged the call if it was the regular season.

MOVES: Detroit gave Luis Marte his unconditional release. The right-hander, who made 17 appearances for Detroit in 2011 and 2012, had right shoulder surgery last year.

Detroit also optioned right-hander Melvin Mercedes and left-hander Casey Crosby to Triple-A Toledo.

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