The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 7-2. Adam Warren started and pitched very well. Alex Rodriguez picked up his 3000th hit with a homerun.
Warren pitched eight innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked none and struck out seven and picked up his fifth win of the season. Brandon Pinder pitched an inning giving up a hit.
Justin Verlander lost his first game of the season after coming back from injury. He pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up ten hits and six runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Tom Gorzelanny pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk.
Brett Gardner had four hits and three RBI, Chase Headley had a hit and Rodriguez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI, Carlos Beltran drew a walk and Didi Gregorius had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Stephen Drew had two hits, John Ryan Murphy had a hit and Mason Williams had a hit. Chris Young had a hit which was a double, Rodriguez, Gardner and Gregorius each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Gardner was picked off. Headley committed an error and Warren had a pickoff.
Anthony Gose had a hit, Ian Kinsler had a hit and Miguel Cabrera had two hits. Victor Martinez had a hit, Yoenis Cespedes had a hit and J.D. Martinez had a hit. Bryan Holaday had a hit and two RBI, Cespedes hit a double and the Tigers were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Gose was picked off and Verlander had a pick off.
In the first Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead and it was his 3000th hit. In the second Holaday hit a two run single to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. Gregorius hit a solo homerun in the second to tie the game at two. In the fifth Gardner hit a two run homerun giving the Yankees a 4-2 lead. A wild pitch in the seventh made it a 5-2 game. Teixeira hit an RBI single and in the eighth Gardner hit an RBI single to make it 7-2 which would be the final score. The two teams will play game two of three on Saturday night. It is also Old Timers Day for the Yankees and they will honor Willie Randolph before the game.