Weather Cools the Red-Hot Tigers; Yankees Even Series
New York rebounded after being shut out yesterday in Detroit to even the series with the Tigers.
The Tigers debuted their second pitcher in front of home fans in as many days when Mike Pelfrey took the hill for Detroit in game two of their opening homestand against the Yankees. Pelfrey's debut was not as impressive as Zimmermann's unfortunately. He is charged with the first loss of the season as the Tigers fall 8-4.
Pelfrey's line finished at three and two thirds innings pitched, six earned runs on eight hits (including one home run) and striking out three.
CC Sabathia put up a better day in the pitching department going six innings, scattering four hits and giving up three earned runs. He went through the Tigers lineup the first time with no issues, carrying a perfect game bid into the 4th inning.
Catcher James McCann had arguably the best day in an Old Englsh D uniform, going 1-4 with two RBIs and going one for two from behind the plate, gunning down Brett Gardner in the 1st inning trying to steal second. Gardner would steal 2nd on McCann in the 6th inning.
The Tigers take on the Yankees one more time in this series. A Sunday Night Baseball game in Detroit with a first pitch time at 8:10pm. Justin Verlander (0-0) is scheduled to take the mound against Masahiro Tanaka (0-0).