In Wednesday's 12-8 victory over the Tigers, the Yankees hit just one home run -- Curtis Granderson's three-run shot -- marking the first time the Yankees had scored 12 or more runs with just one homer since Sept. 13, 2009, when they beat the Orioles 13-3 with only a Hideki Matsui home run.
The last time it had happened on the road was on Sept. 1, 2008, when a Johnny Damon home run was part of a 13-9 win over the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Chavez is batting .462 (12-for-26) with three homers and eight RBIs over his last eight games entering play on Thursday.
On this date in 1919, Ralph Houk was born in Lawrence, Kan. He played eight seasons as a backup catcher (1947-54) with the Yankees, then managed the Yankees for 11 seasons (1961-63, '66-73), winning the '61 and '62 World Series titles.