On a night where Esmil Rogers was competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, he had a tough outing, which forced the Yankees to play catchup. In the end, Ramon Flores‘s three-run home run was the difference, giving the Yankees a 9-8 win over the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field at Tampa, Florida.
The Yankees scored on a Mark Teixeira RBI double in the first inning. In the bottom of the third, Carlos Beltran hit a SAC Fly to score Brett Gardner.In the bottom of the seventh, Didi Gregorius hit a RBI double, Francisco Arcia grounded into a force out and Kyle Higaishioka worked a bases loaded walk. In the bottom of the ninth, John Ryan Murphy hit a RBI single and Ramon Flores hit a three-run game-winning home run.
Esmil Rogers went three innings, giving up five runs on five hits and walking two. Andrew Miller pitched a scoreless inning, Dellin Betances gave up a run on a hit, Justin Wilson pitched a scoreless inning, Nick Rumbelow gave up two runs in his inning of work, James Pazos pitched a scoreless eighth and Diego Moreno pitched a scoreless ninth.