Saturday, April 9, 2016

CC Sabathia leads the New York Yankees to a victory over the Detroit Tigers

The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon.  The game took place at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan and the final score was 8-4.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and he pitched pretty well, longest start of the year for a Yankees starter.  The offense was balanced but Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran each hit a homerun. 

Sabathia pitched 6 innings giving up four hits and three runs with four walks and three strikeouts.  He earned his first win of the season.  Kirby Yates pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run with a strikeout, Chasen Shreve retired the only batter that he faced and Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out the side.  Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. 

Mike Pelfrey took his first loss of the season pitching 3 2/3 innings giving up eight hits and six runs with a walk and three strikeouts.  Buck Farmer pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up four hits and two runs with a walk and four strikeouts, Logan Kensing pitched two innings giving up two hits and two walks and Drew VerHagen pitched a perfect inning. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and three RBI, Brett Gardner had two hits and Rodriguez had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Mark Teixeira drew a walk, Brian McCann had two hits and drew a walk and Beltran had two hits and two RBI.  Starlin Castro had two hits and drew a walk, Didi Gregorius had a hit and two RBI and Ronald Torreyes had three hits.  Ellsbury hit a triple, Rodriguez and Beltran each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 5-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Gardner had a stolen base and was also caught stealing.  Gardner committed an error. 

Ian Kinsler had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Justin Upton had a hit and Miguel Cabrera drew a walk.  Victor Martinez drew a walk, J.D. Martinez had a hit and James McCann had a hit and two RBI.  Jose Iglesias had two hits, Mike Aviles had a hit and Anthony Gose drew a walk.  Upton hit a double and the Tigers were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. 

In the first Rodriguez hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Gregorius hit an RBI single to make it a 2-0 game.  Gregorius hit a sac fly in the fourth to make it 3-0 Yankees.  Ellsbury hit a three run triple still in the fourth and the lead was pushed to 6-0.  In the bottom of the fourth J. McCann hit a two run single to cut the lead to 6-2.  Beltran hit a two run homerun in the fifth to make it 8-2.  In the seventh a wild pitch made it a 8-3 game and Kinsler hit an RBI groundout to cut the lead to 8-4 which was the final score.  The two teams will play the rubber game on Sunday night.  Masahiro Tanaka will make the start against Justin Verlander.   

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