The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan and the final score was 5-2. Nathan Eovaldi started for the Yankees and pitched great. Chris Young led the offense with three hits.
Eovaldi pitched seven innings giving up eight hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Chris Martin pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with two strikeouts and Andrew Miller picked up his fifth save of the season pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up two walks with a strikeout.
Kyle Lobstein pitched six innings givign up three hits and a run with four walks and three strikeouts. He took his first loss of the season. Ian Krol pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs, Tom Gorzelanny pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and Al Alburquerque gave up two walks without recording an out. Blaine Hardy pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up two hits and an unearned run with two walks and two strikeouts.
Jacoby Ellsbury drew a walk, Brett Gardner had two hits and drew a walk and Alex Rodriguez drew two walks. Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI and drew two walks. Young had three hits and an RBI, Chase Headley drew a walk and Stephen Drew had two hits and an RBI. Teixeira and Young each hit a double and Young and Drew each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men on base. Ellsbury had a stolen base and Gardner had a stolen base.
Anthony Gose had two hits, Miguel Cabrera had a hit and Victor Martinez drew a walk. J.D. Martinez had three hits, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI and Nick Castellanos had a hit and drew a walk. Alex Avila had two hits, Rajai Davis had an RBI and drew a walk and Avila, Cespedes and J.D. Martinez each hit a double. The Tigers were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Castellanos committed an error.
In the first Teixeira hit an RBI double giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the seventh Young and Drew each hit a solo homerun to increase the lead to 3-0. Gardner stole second base and a wild pitch allowed him to go to third and a run to score to make it 4-0 in the seventh. Cespdes hit a sac fly in the bottom of the seventh to cut the lead to 4-1. In the ninth McCann reached on a fielding error and a run scored to make it a 5-1 game. In the bottom of the ninth the Tigers threatened but only scored one run. A Davis walk made it a 5-2 game and that was the final score.
The two teams will play game three of four on Wednesday night. it will be David Price matching up against Adam Warren.