Tuesday, March 30, 2021

New York Yankees lose final spring game to the Detroit Tigers

 The New York Yankees were defeated by the Detroit Tigers on Monday afternoon.  The game took place at 

George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida and the final score was 5-2.  It was the final spring game

as the Yankees headed north after to begin the season on Thursday afternoon in the Bronx.  Domingo

German started for the Yankees and he pitched well.  Giancarlo Stanton hit a double and Thairo Estrada

hit a homerun.  

German pitched four innings giving up four hits and two runs with four strikeouts.  He lost his first game

of the spring.  Chad Green pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and a

strikeout, Darren O'Day pitched to one batter and got him out and Jonathan Loaisiga pitched a perfect 

inning and he struck out one.  Michael King pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts, Luis Gil 

pitched a perfect inning, striking out the side and Reggie McClain pitched an inning with a walk and 

two strikeouts.  

Jose Urena pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with five walks and three strikeouts.  Urena

won his second game of the spring.  Derek Holland pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck

out three, Jose Cisnero pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Buck Farmer pitched an inning

giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout.  Miguel Dan RBI and Aaron Hicks had a hit and drew a walk.

Stanton had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Ezequielel Pozo pitched an inning giving up a hit.  

Gleyber Torres drew a walk, Estrada had a hit and  Ezequial Duran had a hit.  Jay Bruce drew a walk,

Clint Frazier drew a walk and Stanton hit a double and Estrada hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 

1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base.  

Victor Reyes had two hits, Daz Cameron drew a walk and Miguel Cabrera had two hits and three RBI.  

Harold Castro had a hit, Dustin Garneau drew a walk and Akil Baddoo had a hit and two RBI.  

Castro and Reyes each hit a double and Baddo and Cabrera each hit a homerun.  The Tigers were 1-7

with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  Short had a stolen base and Ramos 

committed an error.  

In the first Stanton hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Baddoo hit a 

two-run homerun to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.  In the fifth Cabrera hit a three-run homerun to push the

Tigers lead to 5-1.  In the bottom of the eighth Estrada hit a solo homerun cutting the lead to 5-2 but

that would be the final score.  

The Yankees will fly home to New York to begin the regular season on Thursday afternoon against

the Toronto Blue Jays.  

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