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Their bats cold, Yanks running with aggression

Their bats cold, Yanks running with aggression
DETROIT -- As the Yankees look to work out some offensive kinks, they have taken to aggressive baserunning, hoping it will provide a bit of a spark.

The team has had trouble driving in baserunners who are in scoring position, but opportunities have been abundant due to stolen bases, hit-and-run plays and taking extra bases on sacrifice flies and outfield hits.

"It's taking advantage of some situations," manager Joe Girardi said. "Obviously, there's a lot of work put in to see who you can run on. You think about going first to third here [at Comerica Park]. Midwestern grass -- love it. It's thicker, slows the ball down more, it's a bigger outfield. There's a lot of things that factor into it."

In Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Tigers, the Yankees stole five bases against catcher Omir Santos, including a double-steal with Derek Jeter and Dewayne Wise in the ninth inning.

"We just look at situations," Girardi said. "But that's not something we wouldn't have done in the past."

DETROIT -- As the Yankees look to work out some offensive kinks, they have taken to aggressive baserunning, hoping it will provide a bit of a spark.

The team has had trouble driving in baserunners who are in scoring position, but opportunities have been abundant due to stolen bases, hit-and-run plays and taking extra bases on sacrifice flies and outfield hits.

"It's taking advantage of some situations," manager Joe Girardi said. "Obviously, there's a lot of work put in to see who you can run on. You think about going first to third here [at Comerica Park]. Midwestern grass -- love it. It's thicker, slows the ball down more, it's a bigger outfield. There's a lot of things that factor into it."

In Saturday night's 4-3 loss to the Tigers, the Yankees stole five bases against catcher Omir Santos, including a double-steal with Derek Jeter and Dewayne Wise in the ninth inning.

"We just look at situations," Girardi said. "But that's not something we wouldn't have done in the past."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.