Thursday, April 23, 2015

Recap: Yankees 13, Tigers 4

David Price surrendered eight earned runs in just 2 1/3 innings and the Yankees blew out the Tigers, 13-4, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

A Good Start: The Yankees' bats arrived ready to play in this one's top of the first -- plating six runs off the usually-dominant Price to put the Tigers in an early hole. Brian McCann and Chase Headley got the rally started with a couple of RBI singles, followed shortly by a three-run double from Gregorio Petit and another run-scoring single from Jacoby Ellsbury.

Warren Struggles, But Rebounds: Adam Warren had himself a rough bottom of the first despite his 6-0 cushion, walking four and allowing four runs to give the Tigers some momentum. From there, though, Warren was solid on the evening -- ultimately finishing with 5 2/3 innings and three strikeouts under his belt. 

Helping Out Your Pitcher: Having had their advantage cut to two going to the second, the Yankees immediately answered with a two spot off Price to repair some of the damage -- scoring both runs with two outs when Headley and Carlos Beltran connected on back-to-back RBI triples. Crossing home on Beltran's knock was the aforementioned McCann, who is now 9-for-16 in his career against Price after recording two more hits. 

Insurance: Didi Gregorius drove in two with a double in the fourth to make it 10-4 -- the second time the Yankees have scored 10+ runs this season. It was Gregorius' first extra-base hit with the Yankees, coming in his thirteenth game. 

It's Gone: Mark Teixeira then continued his productive week with a three-run home run to right-center in the seventh, Teixeira's team-leading fifth four-bagger already this year. The long ball carried slowly over the wall before landing in an area similar to Teixeira's shot on Monday, when he also went deep in a 2-1 Yankees loss. 

Next Up: The Yankees will look to take 3/4 in this series Thursday when they battle the Tigers in the final contest of the road trip -- beginning at 1:08 p.m. ET and airing live on MLB Network. Masahiro Tanaka will start for the Yankees in his first outing since Saturday's seven-inning shutout, facing off with struggling Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez. 


  1. Go to sleep. You have to work in the morning. Can't you watch MLB on you computer at work?

  2. Unfortunately I will not. Although Bryan Van Dusen may tweet during the game.


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