Thursday, August 7, 2014

New York Yankees defeat the Detroit Tigers by more than two runs

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-1.  The Yankees finally played a game decided by more than two runs.  Chris Capuano started and was great and Adam Warren and David Huff closed the game out.  Chase Headley and Brian McCann each hit a homerun. 
Capuano pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up one unearned run on five hits.  He walked one and struck out eight.  Warren pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out one and he picked up his second win of the season and David Huff pitched a 1-2-3 inning. 
Justin Verlander pitched seven innings giving up five hits and two runs.  He walked one and struck out five and lost his 10th game of the season.  Blaine Hardy pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up three hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked one and Phil Coke pitched to one batter and retired him. 
Brett Gardner had a hit, Derek Jeter had a hit and Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk.  Mark Teixeira had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Carlos Beltran had a hit and McCann had a hit and two RBI.  Headley had two hits and an RBI including a homerun and McCann hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  Jeter and Capuano committed an error and Stephen Drew committed two errors on the same play. 
Miguel Cabrera had an RBI and drew two walks, Victor Martinez had a hit and Andrew Romine had two hits.  Ezequiel Carrera had two hits, Romine had a double and the Tigers were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Romine committed an error. 
Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly in the first to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.  In the fifth Headley hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one.  McCann hit a solo homerun in the seventh to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead.  In the eighth the Yankees added three runs.  Teixeira hit an RBI single, McCann grounded into a force out to score a run and an error allowed another run to score to make it 5-1 and that was the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game of the four game series on Thursday afternoon. 

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