The New York Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan and the final score was 2-1. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched very well. The Yankees offense was only a Mark Teixeira homerun.
Sabathia pitched eight innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out five and took his third loss of the season.
Alfredo Simon won his third game of the season pitching 7 1/3 innings and giving up seven hits and a run. He walked none and struck out seven. Joba Chamberlain pitched to two batters and retired them both and Joakim Soria pitched a perfect inning to record his fifth save of the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner had a hit and Teixeira had a hit and an RBI. Brian McCann had a hit, Chase Headley had two hits and Didi Gregorius had a hit. McCann hit a double and Teixeira hit a homerun. The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Gardner had a stolen base and Ellsbury was caught stealing. Ellsbury had an outfield assist.
Rajai Davis had a hit, Ian Kinsler had two hits and Victor Martinez drew an intentional walk. J.D. Martinez had a hit and an RBI, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and an RBI and Nick Castellanos had a hit and drew a walk. Jose Iglesias had a hit and drew a walk and the Tigers were 2-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Iglesias was caught stealing.
In the second Teixeira hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. The Tigers scored both of their runs in the seventh on a J.D. Martinez RBI single and a Cespedes RBI single. 2-1 was the final score as the Tigers induced a groundball double play with two men on in the eighth.
The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night. It will be Nathan Eovaldi on the mound for the Yankees against Kyle Lobstein. The Yankees will try to get back on the winning track and ensure at least a 500 road trip with a win.