The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida and the final score was 11-1. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he was great. Aaron Hicks and Billy McKinney each had two hits to lead the offense.
Pineda pitched two scoreless innings giving up a hit and he struck out five. Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and a walk, Chad Green pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Ben Heller pitched 1 1/3 innings and he struck out one. Jonathan Holder pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one, Chasen Shreve pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Giovanny Gallegos pitched an inning with two strikeouts.
In the third Sanchez hit a two-run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the third Castro hit an RBI double and it was 3-0 Yankees. Hicks hit a two-run homerun in the fourth and it was 5-0 Yankees. In the fourth Omar Infante hit an RBI double to cut the lead to 5-1. In the fifth Refsnyder drew an RBI walk to push the lead to 6-1. Sanchez had an RBI walk in the fifth to make it a 7-1 lead. Donovan Solano hit a two run single to push the lead to 9-1 still in the fifth. In the sixth Rashad Crawford hit a two run single to make it 11-1 and that was the final score.