Yankees 1, Tigers 0

NEW YORK -- Shane Greene pitched eight-plus outstanding innings to lead New York in the finale of a four-game series with Detroit.

Greene (3-1) continued an impressive run of starting pitching by the Yankees against the American League Central leaders by scattering five singles and allowing two runners past first base. He struck out five, walked three threw 64 of 99 pitches for strikes while getting 11 ground-ball outs.

Stephen Drew had an RBI ground-rule double for the Yankees, who scored 11 runs in the series and had eight singles against Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello (13-6).

The Yankees beat the Tigers in three games by getting effective starts from mid-season trade acquisitions Brandon McCarthy and Chris Capuano in victories against former Cy Young Award winners Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander. Hiroki Kuroda also matched David Price by allowing three runs in seven innings in Tuesday's 12-inning loss as New York's starters allowed a combined three earned runs in 27 innings.