Aug 4, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) hits a sacrifice fly against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Earn Another One Run Victory

Facing three straight Cy Young Award winners is no easy task. Well, for the Yankees it’s one down and two to go. The Yanks managed to beat Max Scherzer and the Tigers 2-1 in the first game of a big four game set.

Brandon McCarthy had his struggles and had to pull a few rabbits out of the hat. With the bases loaded in the second, he struck out the side.

The Yanks were finally able to break through in the third off Scherzer. Three straight singles by Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter loaded the bases. Then this happened:

Good luck trying to find a better catch this year. Anyway, it made it 1-0. After a lineout, Brian McCann singled in a run to make it 2-0.

The Yanks tried to add to it. Martin Prado in the third singled and stole second. Two batters later, Gardner singled but thought Prado was being sent home. Gardner was caught between first and second to end the inning.

In the fifth, Eugenio Suarez reached on a throwing error by Prado. He then stole second, but had to leave the game with a knee injury. Ian Kinsler then drove home pinch runner Andrew Romine to make it 2-1.

McCarthy gutted and toughed out  his way through 5.2 innings, and Matt Thornton, Adam Warren, Shawn Kelley and David Robertson gave up one hit the rest of the way to lock down the W.

The Yanks face old nemesis David Price in his first Tigers start at 7:05 tomorrow night. Hiroki Kuroda will toe the rubber for the Yanks.

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