The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers 10-9 in a wild first exhibition game of the season. Luis Severino started for the Yankees and did not have a good outing. He retired the first four batters and then it just fell completely apart. The Yankees offense was led by Starlin Castro and Austin Romine who each had a couple of hits and an RBI.
Severino pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and vie runs with two walks and a couple of strikeouts. Nick Rumbelow pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run with two strikeouts, Tyler Cloyd pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Mark Montgomery pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Olson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and two walks with a strikeout, Johnny Barbato pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out two and Nick Goody pitched an inning giving up three hits and two runs.
Didi Gregorius had an RBI, Jorge Mateo had a hit and Castro had two hits and an RBI. Brian McCann had a hit, Romine had two hits and an RBI and Mark Teixeira drew a walk. Chris Parmelee had a hit, Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI and Dustin Fowler had a hit and an RBI. Dustin Ackley had a hit and two RBI, Ben Gamel drew a walk and Lane Adams had a hit and an RBI. Donovan Solano had a hit, Deibinson Romero had a hit and an RBI and McCann, Ackley, Solano, Castro, Adams and Romine each hit a double. Mateo hit a triple and the Yankees were 7-15 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Gamel had an outfield assist.
In the second inning Mike Aviles had an RBI walk giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. In the second Bryan Holaday hit a grand slam to give Detroit a 5-0 lead. In the third inning Detroit extended their lead to 6-0 on a Miguel Gonzalez RBI single. Ian Kinsler hit a solo homerun in the fourth to make it 7-0 Detroit and then the Yankees started making their comeback. In the bottom of the fourth Hicks hit an RBI single and Ackley hit a two run double to cut the lead to 7-3. In the fifth Gregorius had an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 7-4 and Castro hit an RBI double to make it a 7-5 game. In the sixth Adams hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 7-6 and then the game was tied on a Romero RBI single. In the seventh Fowler hit an RBI groundout to give the Yankees their first lead at 8-7. In the ninth Steven Moya hit a two run homerun to make it 9-8. In the bottom of the ninth Romine hit an RBI single to tie the game at nine and then Fowler reached on a fielding error and a run scored to give the Yankees a 10-9 win.