The Yankees have bounced back from losing the final game at Fenway Park to taking on the Tigers’ pitching staff on Friday night in a three-run victory.
- New York Yankees: 8 (7-7)
- Detroit Tigers: 6 (4-9)
- American League, FINAL
- Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
The Yankees have bounced back from Thursday night’s rainy loss to the Red Sox in impressive fashion on Friday in the opening game of a three-game set against the Detroit Tigers.
Jordan Montgomery got the start for New York, improving greatly from his last time on the bump. The left-hander lasted six innings while giving up three runs on five hits and would come back out for the seventh but would be unable to record an out.
I miss the old Dellin.
The always in control Dellin.
The nasty slurve Dellin.
The clutch Dellin.
I hate the new Dellin.
Always throwing wild pitches Dellin.
Can't hold runners on Dellin.
I used to trust Dellin.
Oh well, Dellin is Dellin. pic.twitter.com/FKjN22LzuR
— Patrick Hennessy (@TrueHennessy) April 7, 2018
Betances would only be able to record two outs before forcing Aaron Boone to pull him out of the game for Chad Green. Betances would allow three earned runs on five hits, raising his season ERA to 8.10.
On the offensive side of things, the bats were hot. The scoring onslaught began in the top of the second inning when Aaron Hicks recorded an inside the park home run, driving in Gary Sanchez and himself.
This was the first inside the park homer for the Yankees since Curtis Granderson hit one in Minnesota way back in 2011.
The Yankees would tack on some more insurance in the top of the fifth with a Brett Gardner RBI double, Aaron Judge RBI single, and would score another off a throwing error from Detroit second baseman Dixon Machado.
Aaron Hicks would come back up in the top of the sixth and launch a solo home run to deep right field for his second homer of the game as well as his first to go over the wall this season.
Aroldis Chapman came in for the ninth inning and would strike out the side to record the save and start this series off with a victory.
The Yankees and Tigers will play the second game of their three-game set on Saturday afternoon.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM ET on YES Network or can be heard on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9FM.