New York Yankees Rough Up Michael Fulmer, Take Down Detroit
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates his solo home run with teammate Gary Sanchez #24 in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers on July 31, 2017 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Thanks to a quality start by Luis Severino and an offensive outburst by the offense, the New York Yankees were able to cruise to a game one win over Detroit.

  • Detroit Tigers: 3 (47-57)
  • New York Yankees: 7 (57-47)
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After a loss on Sunday afternoon, the New York Yankees got back in the win column on Monday night against the Detroit Tigers in front of a crowd of 82,832 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

Despite struggling a bit with command and surrendering his first earned run since July 15, Luis Severino gave New York six innings of one-run ball. The 23-year-old got into a jam in his final frame of work but fanned Victor Martinez on a 97.7 MPH fastball to end the two-on, two-out threat.

Severino tossed a career-high 116 pitches (68 strikes) and did enough to hand the ball to the deadly back-end of the Yankees’ bullpen with a lead.

That lead came about in the bottom of the fourth, when first baseman Chase Headley ripped a RBI double to score Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Todd Frazier followed with a hit of his own — a RBI single to right to score both Headley and Matt Holliday — which made it 4-1, Yankees.

After Severino worked out of his jam in the fifth, home run derby winner Aaron Judge extended the lead to 5-1 with a 400-foot bomb into the left-center field seats. It was his major league-leading 34th homer of the year and gave him the third-most home runs in a player’s first 128 games. His total of 38 is only behind only Mark McGwire (42) and Rudy York (39) in MLB history.

After Tommy Kahnle and Dellin Betances (combined three strikeouts over two innings and one earned run) maintained the lead and once Clint Frazier ripped a RBI triple and scored on a Gary Sanchez sac fly to make it 7-2, manager Joe Girardi turned to Jonathan Holder, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday afternoon.

The right-hander registered a scoreless eighth and after loading the bases in the ninth, Aroldis Chapman was called upon in to secure the victory.

Chapman got Tigers’ Mikie Mahtook to ground into a force out to score Miguel Cabrera before getting James McCann swinging on a 103.4 MPH heater to secure the Yankees’ 57th win of the season.

Central Intelligence:

The Yankees are now 52-31 (.627) against the Amercian League Central since the start of 2015. That makes them the only AL team with a winning pct. of at least .600 against any AL division in that span.

Leg It Out:

With Clint Frazier‘s triple in the bottom of the seventh, he became just the seventh player in Yankees’ history to triple three times in his first 23 career games. The 22-year-old joins the likes of Bob Meusel (4), Phil Rizzuto, Dick Kryhoski, Charlie Keller, Tommy Henrich and Joe DiMaggio on that list.

What’s Next: 

Same time, same place for the Bombers and Tigers for game two on Tuesday. Going for the Yankees will be CC Sabathia in the 500th start of his Major League career.

In the 37-year-old’s last outing, he took a no-decision against Tampa Bay on Thursday after surrendering four earned runs over 4.1 innings of work. His three strikeouts helped him surpass Cy Young (2,799) for 20th place on the all-time strikeout list. Over his last 10 starts, Sabathia is 7-1 with a 2.15 ERA.

Game time is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and can be caught on the YES Network or on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM.