Not many hitters enjoy facing Justin Verlander.
The Yankees third baseman blasted his fourth home run of the season leading off the fourth to bring his team within 3-2 of Detroit.
A-Rod is now 2-for-2 with both Yankees RBIs.
It was also the 633rd homer of his career and 288th as a Yankee, passing Bernie Williams for sixth place on the team's all-time list.
It was the first homer Verlander has allowed all season.