The combination of Luis Severino and the New York Yankees was too much for the Tigers to handle, as they dropped Game 2 of this three-game set.
- New York Yankees: 10 (68-57)
- Detroit Tigers: 2 (54-71)
- American League, FINAL, Box Score
- Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
The New York Yankees, once again, were too much for the Detroit Tigers to handle on Wednesday night as they cruised to an easy 10-2 win at Comerica Park.
Luis Severino, despite the high-octane offense, led the way with yet another stellar outing. The 23-year-old fanned eight over 6.2 innings of work, marking the fifth time in his last six starts that he has totaled at least eight strikeouts.
On the other side of the hill, Tigers’ starter Jordan Zimmerman wasn’t able to build on his 3-0 record with a 1.33 ERA against the Yankees as he allowed seven earned runs for the third-straight game.
He lasted just five innings after the Yankees got it going nice and early. Gary Sanchez went yard for the 26th ninth time in 14 games in the top of the first off a 1-2 offering by Zimmerman. It gave the Bombers a 1-0 lead, which they would build on in the third.
Sanchez’ two-run single, Aaron Judge‘s laser RBI double, a RBI single by Didi Gregorius and a sac-fly by Chase Headley totaled what would be a 6-0 lead for the Yankees, which was more than enough for Severino to coast to his 11th win of 2017.
Ronald Torreyes also went 4-for-4 on the day, lifting his season batting average to .299. Overall, the Yankees’ offense scored 10 runs on 14 hits, marking the 15th time this season they have reached that hit-mark in a single game.
RBI double for @TheJudge44 ?
Bombers take a 4-0 lead as Aaron Judge drives in his 82nd run of the year. pic.twitter.com/0LzIphXwdw
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) August 23, 2017
Sevy's so fun to watch. ???
6.2 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 8 K. (100 pitches, 71 strikes) pic.twitter.com/coiJp2FsNW
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 24, 2017
Gary Is More Than Scary:
Sanchez’s solo homer in the first marked his third dinger in two days, his 10th in the month of August and 26th on the year — making him just the seventh catcher in Yankees’ history to rack up 26 or more homers in a single season.
Lucky No. 10:
The Yankees have scored 10 or more runs in 16 games this season, which is tied for the fourth-most in Major League Baseball. Among American League teams, they trail just the Houston Astros, who have scored 10 or more runs in 18 games.
The Yankees will go for the sweep of the Tigers in a Thursday matinee. Jaime Garcia will get the ball in what will be his fourth start as a Yankees. In 22 starts with the Braves, Twins and Yankees, the left-hander is 5-8 with a 4.52 ERA (135.1IP, 68ER).
For Detroit, the reigning American League Rookie of the Year, Michael Fulmer will be called on to avoid the sweep. The righty took a loss in his last outing on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers despite allowing just one unearned run on three hits with two walks and six strikeouts in over seven innings.
First pitch will come your way at 1:10 p.m. ET on the YES Network or on the radio at WFAN 660/101.9 FM.