Brett Gardner
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The offenses were out in full force for between the New York Yankees and the Detroit Tigers, with the Tigers having the final word.

  • New York Yankees 11 (95-51)
  • Detroit Tigers 12 (43-100)
  • MLB, Final, Box Score
  • Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

Well, the New York Yankees were definitely overdue for an offensive shootout like Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, the Tigers walked it off in the ninth inning to win the game 12-11.

It was a bullpen day for the Yankees after a really solid trip through the rotation. Nestor Cortes Jr. started, tossing 2.1 innings and allowing four runs, only two of which were earned. He only struck out two batters in that stretch while allowing six hits before turning it over to Luis Cessa.

Cessa struggled as well. He threw 2.2 innings and allowed three runs.

Aaron Boone then turned to the September bullpen, using Cory Gearrin, Jonathan Loaisiga, and Ryan Dull for an out each. Gearrin allowed two runs, Loaisiga allowed one, and Dull got the only batter he faced out.

Adam Ottavino allowed another run, although he struck out three in his one inning of work.

Chance Adams came on in an 11-11 game in the ninth, allowed a leadoff double, and then a walk-off single to Jordy Mercer.

The saving grace of the game came from the offense. Brett Gardner homered twice and Gleyber Torres, Didi Gregorius, and Edwin Encarnacion went yard.

Mike Ford and Tyler Wade also chipped in with one and two RBIs respectively.

Savage of the Game — Brett Gardner

Even though it came in a losing effort, Gardner went yard twice on Tuesday. Despite the fact that most Yankees fans didn’t want him re-signed during the offseason, he’s quietly had a pretty decent year.

Who knows where the Yankees would be right now without Gardner given this season’s injury issues. They’d have 23 fewer homers for starters.

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