Yankees drop series finale in ninth with 3-2 loss to Tigers

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The Yankees had the perfect opportunity to vault over the Detroit Tigers for the second Wild Card spot. Instead, they dropped the final game of the three game set with a score of 3-2 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.

The Yankees scored their two runs early in the game: in the third, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single, scoring Zelous Wheeler. In the fourth, Brian McCann had an RBI ground out, scoring Carlos Beltran.

Hiroki Kuroda gave the Yankees everything they asked for, going seven innings while giving up two runs on four hits and striking out four. Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth while striking out two and Shawn Kelley gave up the winning run in the ninth, earning him the loss this afternoon.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will fly to Toronto where they will face the Toronto Blue Jays in a three game set. Chris Capuano will take the mound for the Yankees and Mark Buehrle will take the mound for the Blue Jays. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

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2 Responses to Yankees drop series finale in ninth with 3-2 loss to Tigers

  1. I can not understand why you would take out Dellin Betances and not let him pitch the ninth inning

  2. Michael R says:

    Gone are the days when Sparky or Goose would close out the last 2-3 innings. MLB follows trends, and the trend for short relief is essentially 1 inning. I call it "over coaching."