The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday afternoon. The game took place at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 9-5. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched well. Brett Gardner, Gary Sanchez and Chase Headley each had tow hits to lead the offense.
Tanaka pitched two innings giving up no hits or runs and he struck out two. Tommy Layne picked up the win pitching an inning with a walk and a strikeout, Ben Heller pitched an inning with two walks and Chasen Shreve pitched an inning with two hits. Holder pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up four hits and four runs with three strikeouts and Frare pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and a run. Coshow pitched a perfect inning.
Gardner had two hits, Clint Frazier had a hit and two RBI and Jacoby Ellsbury drew two walks. Sanchez had two hits and two RBI, Matt Holliday drew a walk and Chris Carter had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk. Starlin Castro had a hit and an RBI, Headley had two hits and an RBI and Thairo Estrada had a hit and an RBI. Ruben Tejada had a hit and an RBI, Jorge Mateo had a hit and Headley and Frazier each hit a double. Sanchez, Carter and Estrada each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 5-12 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Ellsbury had a stolen base and Headley and Tejada each committed an error.
In the third Sanchez hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the fourth Carter hit a solo homerun to push the lead to 3-0. Tejada hit an RBI single and it was 4-0 Yankees. IN the fifth Castro hit an RBI single to make it a 5-0 game. Headley hit an RBI single pushing the lead to 6-0. Frazier hit a two run double in the fifth and it was 8-0 Yankees. In the seventh Dominic Ficociello hit a three run homerun to cut the lead to 8-3. Dixon Machado hit an RBI double and it was 8-4 Yankees. In the bottom of the seventh Estrada hit a solo homerun to give the Yankees a 9-4 lead and Alex Presley hit a solo homerun in the eighth to make it 9-5 which would be the final score.