A.J. Burnett took a steady first step as he aims to bounce back from a wobbly season and Mark Teixeira hit his second three-run homer in two games, sending the New York Yankees to a 10-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Russell Martin also smacked a three-run shot, Alex Rodriguez hit No. 614 and Derek Jeter began his march toward 3,000 hits with his first two of the season.
Rodriguez drove in Jeter with a first-inning double off Brad Penny (0-1), an early bust in his Detroit debut, and New York opened a 6-0 cushion after two. Burnett(1-0), fighting a bad head cold this week, was in control from the start and made it through five effective innings.