Nothing has come easy for the New York Yankees all year long and tonight continued that. They again played in a tight game and faced their second Cy Young winner in a row in David Price. They managed to hang with Detroit, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers beat the Yankees 4-3.
The Yanks tied it in the second when Brian McCann hit his third homer of the year off Price to right field. They took the lead in the third when Brendan Ryan led off with a booming double off the left field fence. After moving to third on a groundout, Jacoby Ellsbury‘s two out double made it 2-1.
Martin Prado opened up the lead to 3-1 with his first Yankee homer to left. That would be it in the run scoring department.
Austin’s brother Andrew Romine hit his second homer of the season to lead off the sixth to make it 3-2. The Tigers would tie it in the seventh. Martinez and Nick Castellanos singled and with two out, Alex Avila singled home a run to tie it at 3.
Each team’s bullpen managed to hold serve until the 12th when Avila hit his eighth homer of the year to win the game off Matt Daley.
Cy Young award winner number three Justin Verlander and Chris Capuano will duel at 7:05 tomorrow night. The Yankees fall to six games behind the Orioles in the division, but remain just one game out of the second Wild Card behind Toronto.
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