The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers by the score of 11-2 on Friday afternoon. The game took place at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida. Adam Warren made the start and pitched well, Chase Whitley also pitched well out of the bullpen. Alex Rodriguez and Rob Refsnyder each hit a homerun.
Warren pitched five innings giving up one run on four hits. He didn't walk a batter and he struck out three batters. Warren earned his second win of the spring. Chris Martin pitched an inning giving up two hits and a run and Whitley pitched three innings giving up three hits and earned a save.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Slade Heathcott had a hit and Brendan Ryan had a hit and an RBI. Nick Noonan had an RBI, Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Austin Romine had a hit. Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI, E. Rodriguez drew a walk, Garrett Jones had a hit. Francisco Arcia had a hit, Jose Pirela had a hit and two RBI and Jonathan Galvez had a hit and two RBI. Refsnyder had a hit and two RBI, Ryan and Pirela each hit a double. Gardner, Galvez and Heathcott each hit a triple and A. Rodriguez and Refsnyder each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 5-8 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Galvez committed an error.
In the first Ryan hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. McCann hit an RBI single to make it 2-0, Pirela hit a two run double to extend the lead to 4-0 and Refsnyder hit a two run homerun to make it 6-0. In the fifth A. Rodriguez hit a solo homerun to make it a 7-0 game. In the bottom of the fifth Yoenis Cespedes hit a solo homerun to make it a 7-1 game. In the sixth Ian Kinsler hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-2. In the eighth Galvez hit a two run triple to push the lead to 9-2. Cole Figueroa reached on an error scoring another run to make it 10-2. The Yankees added another run on a Nick Noonan sacrifice fly and the final score was 11-2.
The Yankees will take on the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon in Tampa, Florida. Michael Pineda will make the start looking to keep his impressive spring going.