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Tigers outslug Yankees 12-11, win on Mercer's walk-off single

Detroit — Back on Aug. 31, the Tigers helped the Twins establish a new Major League Baseball single-season home run record. The Twins hit six home runs that day, making Comerica Park look like a bandbox.

They surpassed the mark of 267 homers set by the Yankees last season. Incidentally, the Tigers won that game, 10-7.

Ten days later, again at Comerica Park and again at the expense of the Tigers pitching staff, the Yankees on Tuesday also hit six home runs — retaking their home run record, at least temporarily, with 276. The Twins had one in their 5-0 win over the Nationals are tied with 276.