The New York Yankees handily defeated the Detroit Tigers again in the second game of the doubleheader with more great hitting.
The New York Yankees looked a lot more like the team with the best record in the MLB over the second and third games of the series with the Detroit Tigers. After a hard-fought victory in the first game, Detroit dropped game two earlier today and game three tonight by a score of six to four.
Spencer Turnbull started the second game of the doubleheader for the Tigers. It wasn’t a great start, but it was a lot better than his last appearance where he was knocked out in the second inning. He went for five innings and gave up four earned runs. He did have eight strikeouts on the night, and only one walk, which displayed that he was staying in the zone more.
Gregory Soto looked awful in his outing during this game. He came into the game in the top of the ninth to try to keep it within two runs and he gave up a walk and two hits, and one of these hits was a two-run home run off of the bat of Gio Urshela. These two runs would prove to be crucial, as the Tigers would score two in their half of the inning. Soto now has a 6.18 ERA on the season.
Detroit’s offense looked alright again, scoring four runs. A lot of their younger players showed up at the plate again. Harold Castro and Brandon Dixon looked great in this one. Dixon went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI’s and Castro went 2-for-r on the night. These performances will help build confidence for the future.
Detroit hosts the Baltimore Orioles for a four-game series beginning tomorrow at 7:10 p.m. EST. This should be an interesting series because it features the two teams with the worst records in the entire MLB. Both teams will have a good chance of winning these games, but both teams may actually be interested in losing to get a better pick in the draft.