Tigers Lead Slips after Loss to Yankees - Aug 12th, 2013 - Sports

Mariano Rivera blew a 4-2 lead before Brett Gardner homered with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the New York Yankees over Detroit 5-4. Gardner's blast came two days following his walkoff single in the 10th inning after Rivera coughed up a 3-1 lead.

Solo homers by Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez left Rivera with his career-high third consecutive blown save.

Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of the season for the Yankees, who took two of three from Detroit after the Tigers entered the series on a 12-game winning streak.

The Tigers' lead in the American League Central is down to seven games after second-place Cleveland rallied from a 5-0 deficit and beat the Angels 6-5.