Fulmer wins 5th straight start, leads Tigers over Yankees

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Michael Fulmer #32 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 12, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit rookie Michael Fulmer dominated on Old-Timers’ Day at Yankee Stadium, winning his fifth straight start while extending his scoreless streak to 28 1/3 innings to lead the Tigers over New York 4-1 Sunday.

With Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson and several more Hall of Famers and World Series MVPs on hand for the pregame festivities, the 23-year-old Fulmer by far was the biggest star of the afternoon.

Fulmer (7-1) blanked the Yankees on two hits for six innings and left with a 2.52 ERA. He’s won six consecutive decisions overall — in a tremendous string of five starts, he’s yielded just one run and 13 hits in 34 1/3 innings.

Fulmer struck out three and walked three, mixing a fastball in the mid-90s (mph) with an effective changeup. He escaped his only serious jam by retiring Carlos Beltran on a flyball with the bases loaded to end the fifth.

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