The New York Yankees were defeated twice on Thursday afternoon. They lost 10-6 to the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida and they lost 9-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida. Chad Green started the game against the Tigers and didn't pitch very well and Austin Romine led the offense with three hits and two RBI and Starlin Castro added a couple of hits. In the home game Michael Pineda started and got hit around pretty hard. The offense couldn't get much going as they only managed four hits.
Green started the game against the Tigers and pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up six hits and six runs with five of them being earned. He walked two and struck out four. Tyler Webb pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and three runs with a walk and Conor Mullee pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run with three strikeouts.
Pineda started the game against the Cardinals and pitched five innings giving up seven hits and six runs with four strikeouts. Aroldis Chapman pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Anthony Swarzak pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up four htis and three runs with a walk and Branden Pinder pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a walk. Matt Tracy pitched an inning striking out two batters.
Gary Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk, Castro had two hits and Romine had three hits and two RBI in the game against the Tigers. Jorge Mateo had a hit and two RBI, Pete Kozma had a hit and Rob Refsnyder had a hit. Chris Parmelee had two hits and an RBI, Tyler Austin drew a walk and Trey Amburgey drew a walk. Juan Silva had a hit, Sanchez hit a double and Romine hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Amburgey was picked off.
In the first Victor Martinez hit a two run homerun to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. J.D. Martinez hit a solo homerun and it was 3-0 Tigers. In the third Miguel Cabrera hit a fly ball and a run scored on a throwing error to make it 4-0 Tigers. Romine hit a two run homerun in the fourth to cut the lead to 4-2. Martinez hit his second homerun of the game in the bottom of the fourth and it was 5-2 Tigers. Ian Kinsler hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 6-2. In the sixth a wild pitch scored a run and cut the lead to 6-3. Parmelee hit an RBI single and the lead was cut to 6-4. In the seventh Kinsler hit a sac fly to increase the lead to 7-4, Cabrera hit an RBI single making it 8-4 and Martinez hit his third homerun of the game to make it 10-4 Tigers. In the ninth Mateo hit a two run single to cut the lead to 10-6 and that would be the final score.
Aaron Hicks had a hit, Carlos Beltran had a hit and Brian McCann had a hit in the Cardinals game. Eddy Rodriguez had a hit, Jonathan Diaz drew a walk and Lane Adams had an RBI. Rodriguez hit a double and the Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. McCann and Puello each committed an error.
In the second Stephen Piscotty hit a solo homerun to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Brandon Moss hit a solo homerun making it 2-0. Piscotty hit his second homerun in the fourth and it was 3-0 Cardinals. In the fifth Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a three run homerun to push the lead to 6-0. In the seventh Tommy Pham hit a two run homerun making it 8-0 Cardinals. Jedd Gyorko hit an RBI single and it was 9-0 Cardinals. In the bottom of the eighth Adams hit a sac fly to make it 9-1 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees finished the grapefruit league at 13-15 and they will head to Miami to play two exhibition games at Marlins Park on Friday night and Saturday afternoon. They will fly home to New York after the game Saturday, have an off day on Sunday and open the season on Monday afternoon against the Houston Astros.