By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
August 7, 2014
Detroit Tigers vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap
Final Score: Tigers 0 Yankees 1
The New York Yankees were able to win a huge four-game series against three former CY Young award winners, and a pitcher with 13 wins this season. The win on Thursday moves the Yankees to (60-54) on the season, which is 4.5 games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.
Tigers’ starter Rick Porcello gave his team a great start going seven innings allowing just one run on nine hits, but with surprisingly no run support from his lineup, was handed his sixth loss of the season. The only damage the Yankees were able to do to Porcello came in the sixth inning, as Stephen Drew hit a ground-rule double to score Carlos Beltran for the Yankees only run against Porcello.
Shane Greene was fantastic on Thursday, going eight shutout innings, allowing just five hits and three walks, with five strikeouts. Joe Girardi may have let Greene try to go for the complete game, but in the top of the ninth inning a lead-off single from Ian Kinsler into center field, ended a very good day for Greene. With the victory, Greene is now (3-1) with an ERA of just 2.89 on the season for the Yankees.
After the base-hit from Kinsler, David Robertson came on to finish up the job, but things would get interesting. A walk to Victor Martinez would lead to Miguel Cabrera pinch-hitting with two on and none out, but Robertson would get him to ground into a double-play. Robertson would get Don Kelly to hit a harmless fly ball to shortstop to end the game, and give Robertson his 31st save of the season.