Sunday, April 7, 2013

The New York Yankees salvage the final game of the series in Detroit

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers by the score of 7-0 on Sunday afternoon. The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched great and David Robertson and Mariano Rivera closed the game out. Jayson Nix, Kevin Youkilis and Francisco Cervelli led the offense. 
Sabathia pitched seven innings giving up four hits and no runs. He walked three and struck out four and earned his first win of the season. Robertson pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out two and Rivera pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out one.

Brett Gardner had a hit, Robinson Cano had a hit and Youkilis had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk. Travis Hafner had two hits, Vernon Wells had a hit and drew two walks and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and an RBI. Cervelli had two hits and two RBI and Nix had three hits and two RBI. Youkilis, Cervelli and Wells each hit a double. Nix hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.

Justin Verlander took the loss pitching 7 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and three runs with two walks and four strikeouts. Phil Coke pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and two runs and Octavio Dotel pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs with a walk.

Austin Jackson drew two walks, Torii Hunter had two hits and Prince Fielder had a hit. Matt Tuiasosopo had two hits and drew a walk, Brayon Pena had a hit and Omar Infante had a hit. Santiago had a hit and the Tigers were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base.

In the second inning Cervelli hit an RBI double and Nix hit a two run homerun. The Yankees had a 3-0 lead until the eighth inning. Suzuki hit a sacrifice fly and Cervelli an RBI single to make it 5-0 Yankees. In the ninth inning Youkilis hit a two run single to make it 7-0 and that was the final score.

The Yankees ended their two game losing streak and improved their record to 2-4. The Tigers are now 3-3. The Yankees will head to Cleveland and take on the Indians in a four game series beginning on Monday afternoon. The Yankees will face the Indians at 4:05PM on Monday. The Tigers will have the day off on Monday.

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