The New York Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. The game took place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 6-3. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he was pretty good. Aaron Judge hit a homerun and Gary Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk to lead the offense.
Tanaka pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs with only one being earned. He walked two and struck out six and took his first loss of the spring. Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up two hits and two run with three strikeouts, Jonathan Holder pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Ernesto Frieri pitched an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. J.P. Feyereisen pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts.
Brett Gardner drew a walk, Rob Refsnyder had an RBI and Sanchez had a hit and drew a walk. Kyle Higashioka drew a walk, Greg Bird drew a walk and Matt Holliday had a hit. Jacoby Ellsbury had an RBI, Pete Kozma had a hit and Judge had a hit and an RBI. Ronald Torreyes had a hit and Tyler Wade had a hit. Judge hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Gardner had a stolen base. Bird and Sanchez each committed an error.
In the first Alex Presley hit an RBI double giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Avila drew a walk and on a throwing error by the catcher a run scored to push the lead to 2-0. In the bottom of the first Ellsbury hit an RBI ground out to cut the lead to 2-1. In the sixth Justin Upton hit a two-run homerun extending the lead to 4-1. Judge hit a solo homerun in the seventh to cut the lead to 4-2. Refsnyder hit a sac fly cutting it to 4-3 still in the seventh. In the eighth Steven Moya hit a two-run homerun to push the lead to 6-3 and that was the final score.