Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The New York Yankees win streak ends at five in Detroit

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.  The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan and the final score was 5-2.  Brandon McCarthy wasn't sharp and the Yankees offense was Jacoby Ellsbury who had three hits including two homeruns.

McCarthy pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up nine hits and five runs.  He walked two and struck out five and lost his 13th game of the season.  Esmil Rogers pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out three. 

Rick Porcello won his 15th game of the season pitching eight innings and giving up two runs.  He gave up nine hits and no walks with two strikeouts.  Joe Nathan earned his 28th save of the season pitching a 1-2-3 inning.  Nathan had one strikeout. 

Ellsbury had three hits and two RBI, Derek Jeter had two hits and Brian McCann had a hit.  Carlos Beltran had two hits, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Ellsbury hit two homeruns.  The Yankees were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  

Tori Hunter had two hits and an RBI, Miguel Cabrera had a hit and Victor Martinez had a hit.  J.D. Martinez had three hits and an RBI, Nick Castellanos had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Rajai Davis had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Hunter, Cabrera, J.D. Martinez and Davis each hit a double.  The Tigers were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the first Davis had an RBI walk to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.  In the third J.D. Martinez hit an RBI single to extend the lead to 2-0.  Ellsbury hit a solo homerun in the fifth to cut the lead to 2-1 and that would be as close as the Yankees would get.  In the sixth Castellanos hit an RBI single to make it 3-1 and Avila grounded into a double play with another run scoring to make it 4-1.  The Tigers added a fifth run in the seventh on a Hunter RBI single.  Ellsbury hit another solo homerun in the eighth to make it 5-2.  The Yankees win streak comes to an end at five.  The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Wednesday night. 

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