Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The New York Yankees take the first game of four over the Detroit Tigers

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1.  Brandon McCarthy started and pitched well, the bullpen was very good.  Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury each had two hits. 

McCarthy pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up five hits and a unearned run.  He walked two and struck out eight and earned his seventh win of the season.  Matt Thornton faced one batter and retired him, Adam Warren gave up a hit in an inning and Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.  David Robertson saved his 30th game of the season pitching a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Max Scherzer pitched seven innings giving up nine hits and two runs.  He walked three and struck out four  and lost his fourth game of the season.  Phil Coke pitched an inning giving up a strikeout. 

Gardner had two hits, Derek Jeter had a hit and Ellsbury had two hits and an RBI.  Carlos Beltran drew two walks, Brian McCann had a hit and an RBI and Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk.  Martin Prado had a hit and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit.  Ellsbury hit a double and the Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Prado had a stolen base and committed an error. 

Ian Kinsler had a hit and an RBI, Ezequiel Carrera had a hit and Miguel Cabrera drew a walk.  Victor Martinez had two hits, J.D.Martinez had a hit and Don Kelly had a hit and drew a walk.  Martinez and Carrera each hit a double and the Tigers were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Suarez had a stolen base and Hunter had an outfield assist. 

In the third inning the Yankees took a 2-0 lead.  Ellsbury hit a sacrifice fly and McCann hit an RBI single.  Kinsler hit an RBI single in the fifth to make it a 2-1 game and that was the final score.   The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night. 

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