The New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 and win two straight. History was almost made as Miguel Cabrera hit three singles, one hit away from number 3,000. Here are the highlights of the game.
The Tigers were the first team to score in the bottom of the second inning. The inning started out with a double (3) by Jeimer Candelario.
Cabrera singled to bring his hit total to 2,997.
Victor Reyes singled, scoring Candelario to make it 1-0.
The Yankees tied it and took the lead in the top of of the third. Isiah Kiner-Falefa started it off with a double (3).
Kyle Higashioka walked during his at bat.
A couple of batters later, Aaron Judge doubled (4), scoring Kiner-Falefa and advancing Higashioka to third.
After a mound visit, Anthony Rizzo grounded out, scoring Higashioka to make it 2-1 Yankees.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Cabrera hit another single. At this point in the game, he was two shy from the 3,000 hit mark.
In the top of the sixth, Rizzo hit a solo HR to make it 3-1 Yankees.
Entering the bottom of the inning, Chad Green replaced Luis Severino for the Yankees.
Candelario singled to start off the inning. Cabrera hit another single, making him one hit shy of 3,000. So far, he is 3-for-3.
A few batters later, Harold Castro doubled (1), scoring Candelario and Cabrera, tying the game 3-3.
Castro advanced to third base.
Entering the top of the seventh inning, Drew Hutchison replaced Eduardo Rodriguez for the Tigers.
Josh Donaldson walked and Tim Locastro was put in as a pinch-runner to replace Donaldson.
Gleyber Torres reached on a fielder’s choice, advancing Locastro to third base on a throwing error by Hutchison.
Kiner-Falefa singled, scoring Locastro to make it 4-3 Yankees.
After Higashioka got out on a sacrifice bunt, a mound visit ensued and Michael Fulmer replaced Hutchison for the Tigers.
Locastro remained in the game as the designated hitter (DH) entering the bottom of the seventh inning.
Jonathan Loaisiga replaced Green.
Entering the top of the eighth, Joe Jimenez replaced Fulmer for the Tigers.
Rizzo doubled (2) to start off the eighth and then stole (2) third base.
After Giancarlo Stanton struck out, DJ LeMahieu reached on a fielder’s choice. First baseman, Spencer Torkelson, made the decision to throw at home to get Rizzo. The call was that he was safe at home, but the Tiger’s challenged it. Since the call was upheld, the Tigers lost their challenge. The score was now 5-3 Yankees.
Entering the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Hicks switched from left field to center field. Judge switched from center field to right field as well. Joey Gallo replaced Stanton to bat fourth and play left field. Another change occurred when Clay Holmes replaced Loaisiga.
Entering the top of the ninth, Jason Foley replaced Jimenez.
At the start of the bottom of the ninth, Aroldis Chapman replaced Holmes and Willi Castro was pinch-hitting for H. Castro.
The Tigers had one more chance to either tie it or walk it off, but they didn’t cash in. The Yankees won another one by the score of 5-3.
The Yankees will be looking to sweep the Tigers on Thursday at 1:10 p.m. ET. The projected starting pitchers are Jordan Montgomery (0-0 3.24 ERA 6K) for the Yankees and Michael Pineda (first start) for the Tigers.
For the weekend, the Yankees will be facing the Cleveland Guardians starting Friday night. Will the Yankees win tomorrow afternoon to give them an advantage heading into their series against the Guardians? Or will the Tigers stop the Yankees? One thing is for sure, the chance of history being made may happen tomorrow as Cabrera is only one hit away from the 3,000 hit club. Hopefully that does happen, but with a Yankees win of course!
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