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DETROIT (AP) -- Luis Severino struck out 10 over eight innings to win his seventh straight decision, Austin Romine hit a three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning, and the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 Monday to extend their winning streak to five.
   Gleyber Torres and Greg Bird also homered for the AL East-leading Yankees, who improved to a big league-best 38-17. New York is 21 games over .500 for just the second time since ending the 2012 season at 95-67; the Yankees were 91-70 last year before losing their regular-season finale.
   Severino (9-1) allowed two runs -- one earned -- and four hits while walking none. He is 7-0 in 10 starts since losing at Boston on April 10.
   Jonathan Holder allowed two unearned runs in the ninth, and Aroldis Chapman struck out Victor Martinez with a runner on second for his 14th save in 15 chances.
   New York is 15-1 against the AL Central since mid-September.
   Drew VerHagen (0-2) allowed seven runs, seven hits -- including three homers -- and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. Detroit has lost two in a row following a four-game winning streak.
   Torres, who made his big league debut on April 22, became the first Yankees player under 22 to hit 10 home runs in a season since Mickey Mantle from 1951-53.
   Miguel Cabrera hit an RBI double in the first, but Torres tied the game in the third when he became the fifth New York player to reach double digits in home runs this season; Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with nine.
   Bird led off the fourth with his second homer, Miguel Andujar and Clint Frazier had RBI singles and Romine hit his fourth homer for a 7-1 lead.
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