Now all the Yankees have to worry about is facing the past three American League Cy Young Award winners over the next three nights.
Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, the 2013 winner, on Monday.
Left-hander David Price, the 2012 winner making his Tigers debut, on Tuesday.
Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander, who won it in 2011, on Wednesday.
Oh, and then there's Detroit right-hander Rick Porcello (13-5) on Thursday.
However, the Yankees, whose bats have struggled all year, come into the series on a bit of an offensive roll.
They scored 14 runs in their last two games -- both wins -- in Boston, including an 8-7, come-from-behind win over the Red Sox on Sunday night.
"Hopefully we can take this momentum home with us this week against the Tigers and get on a little roll and maybe get a little winning streak going," left fielder Brett Gardner said after his fifth homer on a six-game road trip proved to be the winner Sunday.
The win lifted the Yankees to 57-53 on the season, five games off the American League East lead but just 1 1/2 games out of the second AL wild-card spot.