American League Game Summary - Detroit at New York|
(Sunday, April 29th)
Final Score: New York 6, Detroit 2
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - CC Sabathia threw eight strong innings Sunday for
his third straight win, leading the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the
Detroit Tigers in the finale of a three-game series.
Sabathia (3-0) struck out eight and gave up just four hits, two walks and two
"He controlled the swings by his location and his changing of speeds," said
Yankees manager Joe Girardi.
Curtis Granderson and Andruw Jones had solo homers for the Yankees, who won
two out of three in the series, and Alex Rodriguez knocked in two runs to pass
Willie Mays on the all-time RBI list.
Prince Fielder had a solo homer for the Tigers, but starter Max Scherzer (1-3)
labored through 4 2/3 innings to take the loss. He walked seven batters and
gave up three runs and seven hits with four strikeouts.
"He didn't have command," said Tigers manager Jim Leyland. "We walked too many
Derek Jeter had two hits, including a single to load the bases for the Yankees
in the second inning. Scherzer walked Granderson to force home the first run
and Rodriguez followed with a slow bouncer to third base, which Miguel Cabrera
was unable to field, allowing another run to score.
Fielder homered into the second deck in right field with two outs in the
fourth to get the Tigers on the board, but Granderson responded with a solo
shot in the bottom of the inning to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead.
Granderson's eighth homer of the season hit off the glove of center fielder
Austin Jackson, who climbed the wall near the New York bullpen to try to make
Brennan Boesch singled in the sixth and Cabrera followed with a double to the
center field wall, pulling the Tigers within 3-2, but the Yankees pushed their
lead to 5-2 in the seventh.
Chris Stewart hit a leadoff single against Luke Putkonen, Jeter drew a walk
and both runners moved up on Granderson's fly out. The runs scored on
Rodriguez's fielder's choice and Robinson Cano's sacrifice fly.
Rodriguez has 1,904 career RBI, one more than Mays for eighth place on the
Jones knocked Collin Balester's 3-2 pitch over the left field wall leading off
the eighth inning for the Yankees' 6-2 lead and David Robertson pitched a
perfect ninth to lock down the win.
Scherzer's ERA climbed from 4.06 to 7.77 in five starts...The Yankees recalled
right-handed pitcher D.J. Mitchell from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. They
will remain at home for a three-game series against Baltimore starting Monday
while the Tigers start a three-game series against Kansas City at home on
Monday...Leyland remained on 1,599 wins, tied for 17th most all-time in major
league history along with Tommy Lasorda.
04/29 19:04:53 ET