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Scherzer sharp but allows homer to McCann in Tigers' 7-4 loss to Yankees

  • Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter (48) begins his slide as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, waits to make the tag at home in front of umpire Andy Fletcher during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Hunter was attempting to score on a single to left field by Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. The Yankees won 7-4.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter (48) begins his slide as New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann, left, waits to make the tag at home in front of umpire Andy Fletcher during the third inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Hunter was attempting to score on a single to left field by Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. The Yankees won 7-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Yankees' Brian McCann rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla.,  Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The Yankees won 7-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    New York Yankees' Brian McCann rounds third after hitting a solo home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. The Yankees won 7-4. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)  (The Associated Press)

Max Scherzer allowed a second-inning homer by Yankees newcomer Brian McCann, but the Detroit right-hander was otherwise sharp in his first start of the spring Friday, yielding only that one hit in the Tigers' 7-4 loss to the New York Yankees.

Scherzer, the American League's Cy Young Award winner, struck out two without a walk. Three of New York's top free agent signings from the offseason — McCann, Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury — made the trip to Lakeland to face Detroit's split squad. McCann's drive to right leading off the second was the only hit by that trio.

Gary Sanchez, Jose Pirela and Yangervis Solarte also homered for the Yankees.