Aaron Boone, Gary Sanchez
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The New York Yankees took care of business against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, sweeping a doubleheader by the scores of 10-4 and 6-4.

The New York Yankees took both of a rainout caused doubleheader with some excellent offense and great pitching performances.

Game One

  • New York Yankees 10 (96-51)
  • Detroit Tigers 4 (43-101)
  • MLB, Final, Box Score
  • Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

J.A. Happ took the ball to start game one, and continued a pretty successful streak of starts. He only threw 4.2 innings on Thursday, allowing two runs on seven hits. It wasn’t the best performance of the season but he managed to minimize damage.

Happ was sent back to New York for testing on a biceps tendinitis injury that has apparently been bothering him for a few starts.

Chad Green and Ben Heller gave up a run each before Cory Gearrin and Tyler Lyons closed it out.

On offense, the Yankees bats stayed hot. Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion each chipped in a two-run shot for the first damage of the game.

Unfortunately, Encarnacion would leave the game with a strained oblique.

Cameron Maybin contributed with a two-RBI double in the seventh and Didi Gregorius added two RBIs on a triple in the eighth.

Savage of the Game — Luke Voit

Voit went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored. While a lot of Yankees contributed to the decisive win, Voit went nuts at the plate.

Game Two

  • New York Yankees 6 (97-51)
  • Detroit Tigers 4 (43-102)
  • MLB, Final, Box Score
  • Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

CC Sabathia made his return from the IL on Thursday night, tossing a solid 3.1 innings and allowing two earned runs. He was quickly relieved by Domingo German, who put in the bulk work for the Yankees.

German threw four scoreless innings, allowing only two hits and punching out five. Tommy Kahnle came on to shut the door in the eighth inning. After allowing an earned run in the ninth, Kahnle was replaced by Aroldis Chapman. Chapman allowed one more run but managed to record the save.

On offense, DJ LeMahieu finally showed signs of life. After an 0-for-6 start to the day, LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. Hopefully, Yankees fans can take this as a sign that LeMahieu is working out of a rough slump.

Aaron Judge hit a two-run home run to open the scoring and Gio Urshela hit a pinch-hit two-run shot in the ninth.

Didi Gregorius also threw in another RBI triple after a blooper escaped the glove of Tigers left fielder Brandon Dixon.

Unfortunately, Gary Sanchez was forced to leave this one early with groin tightness. Yankees fans will be left to hope that the injury isn’t serious with just a few weeks before the playoffs start.

Savage of the Game — Gio Urshela

Urshela only needed one at-bat to do his damage. He went deep on a two-strike count to provide two vital insurance runs for the Yankees.

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