Granderson, Burnett Help Yankees Beat Tigers 10-1

October 4, 2011 - 11:50 PM
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New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws during the first inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League division series against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT (AP) — Curtis Granderson made two spectacular catches against his former team and A.J. Burnett came through when the Yankees needed him most, leading New York past the Detroit Tigers 10-1 Tuesday night to send their AL playoff series back to the Bronx for a decisive Game 5.

Derek Jeter bounced back from a game-ending strikeout Monday, putting the Yankees ahead to stay with a two-run double in the third inning. Granderson also had an RBI double and New York broke it open with six runs in the eighth.

Shaky all season, Burnett started only because Game 1 was suspended by rain Friday. He was in trouble in the first after loading the bases on walks but Granderson made a leaping grab of Don Kelly's line drive in center field, preventing at least three runs.