Detroit Tigers Lose 13-4 to New York Yankees


Apr 22, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher David Price (14) stands on the mound and looks up at the snow during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday Night was every bit of Earth Day in Downtown Detroit. Freezing temperatures and snow flurries scattered Comerica Park, as Mother Nature threw a curveball for what felt like a game in October. Luckily for the Detroit Tigers it’s only late April, as they got lit up by the New York Yankees 13-4.

It began with a fifty-two minute first inning, as David Price took the mound attempting to go eight or more innings for the 4th time this season. Price however plunked lead off hitter Jacoby Ellsbury on a 3-2 count and allowed Chris Young to single, before walking Mark Teixeira to load the bases for catcher Brian McCann. McCann hit a bloop single to left to score the runs first game.

After a Carlos Beltran strikeout, Chase Headley singled scoring another run. Next batter Gregorio Petit hit a bases clearing double to the gap in the left, making it 5-0. The beating wasn’t over for Price, however, as he allowed the Yankees to bat around by walking Didi Gregorius and getting to Ellsbury for the second time in the inning. Ellsbury singled to make it 6-0, when finally Chris Young flied out for the third out. It ended up taking Price 51 pitches to escape, which is his highest pitch count ever for a single inning.

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Adam Warren started the night very similar. Walking four of the first five hitters, Warren then gave up an infield single to Yoenis Cespedes to make it 6-2. Nick Castellanos brought a man home on a fielders choice, followed by Alex Avila driving a single to left center to put the Tigers right back in it at 6-4.

Unfortunately David Price could not keep the Tigers close. Price continued to struggle in the 2nd, allowing back to back triples, after another McCann base hit, scoring 2 more runs. He came back out in the 3rd but was pulled shortly thereafter. Price will be credited with the loss after allowing 8 total runs on 10 hits and 2 walks. His recent struggles against the Yankees continue, as they seem to have Price’s number the precvious 3 outings.

On the flip side, Adam Warren settled in nicely for the Yankees. The sloppy first inning was followed by 4 1/3 scoreless, while also not allowing another walk. He gets his first win of the season as the Yankees give the Tigers their first back-to-back losses of the year.

Angel Nesbitt came in for Price and gave up 2 runs on a Gregorius double to deep right to make it 10-4 in the fourth. The Yankees final scoring play came in the 7th when Mark Teixeira hit a 3 run home run off Al Alburquerque for the games final score. The Yankees lead the majors in homeruns with 21.

A small bright spot for fans came in the 4th inning, as Chris Young almost took out Alex Rodriguez with a foul ball while warming up in the on deck circle. Rodriguez finished the game going 1 for 4 with a run and Young added 3 more hits to the 5 he put up last night.

As for the Tigers, Nick Castellanos 9 game hitting streak comes to an end, as he went 0-4 with 3k’s, all caught looking.

The Tigers finish the four game series tomorrow afternoon at 1:08pm at Comerica. Anibal Sanchez looks to redeem the worst outing of his career against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka.