Saturday, April 25, 2015

The New York Yankees finish long road trip with a victory in Detroit

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon.  The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan and the final score was 2-1.  The Yankees capped off a very good 7-3, 10 game road trip and will now head home to face their crosstown rivals the New York Mets.  Masahiro Tanaka started and pitched very well and the bullpen was great.  There wasn't much offense but Jacoby Ellsbury led the charge, getting on base three times and scoring the winning run. 

Tanaka pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up one run on three hits.  He walked two and struck out six.  Justin Wilson faced one batter and retired him, Dellin Betances picked up his third win of the season pitching 1 1/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts and Andrew Miller picked up his sixth save of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Anibel Sanchez pitched well for 6 1/3 innings, he gave up a hit and a run with four walks and eight strikeouts.  Tom Gorzelanny took the loss pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts.  Joba Chamberlain pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew two walks, Carlos Beltran drew a walk and Brian McCann had an RBI.  chase Headley drew a walk, Chris Young had a hit and Gregori Petit had a hit.  Stephen Drew had a walk, Didi Gregorius had a walk and Ellsbury hit a double.  Petit hit a double and the Yankees were 0-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Gregorius and Ellsbury had a stolen base. 

Anthony Gose had a hit, Miguel Cabrera drew a walk and Victor Martinez had an RBI.  J.D. Martinez had two hits, Yoenis Cespedes drew a walk.  Gose hit a double and J.D. Martinez hit two doubles.  The Tigers were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. 

In the first V. Martinez hit a sac fly to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.  In the sixth a balk scored Ellsbury and tied the game at one.  In the eighth McCann hit an RBI groundout to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead and that was the final score. 

The Yankees took three of four in the series and the last three in a row.  They are now 9-7 on the season and will head home to face the New York Mets.  The Yankees completed their longest road trip of the season, they will have one more that is just as long in length but none that will be longer. 

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