Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Yankees Put Up 8 Spot in Third; Beat Tigers Easily in Middle Game

Shane Greene surrendered just 2 earned runs in 7 innings and Derek Jeter collected two RBIs tonight as the Yankees impressively beat the Tigers, 8-4, to set up a rubber game tomorrow afternoon. 

In their first two at-bats this evening, interestingly, the Yanks couldn't get anybody home, stranding four men on base despite the fact that David Price was struggling mightily.

Nonetheless, eventually in the top of the third the heavily-bending Price snapped, giving up nine straight hits to start the inning to plate 8 New York runs and end his night after just six outs. 

Indeed, the Yankees really did dominate in the batter's box during that crucial turn, amazingly connecting on seven singles, two doubles, and two sac flies during the monumental threat. 

Still, somehow the red-hot team never scored more than once on one play, with Mark Teixeira, Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann, Brett Gardner, Francisco Cervelli, Jacoby Ellsbury, and the aforementioned Jeter being responsible for their constant trips around the bases. 

As for Greene, the Pinstripes' hurler in this one, he also showed a lot of promising stuff, helpfully allowing just five knocks while striking out eight to easily get the W, his fourth already this season.

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