New York Yankees’ starting pitcher Shane Greene tossed 8 dominating innings, allowing only 4 hits, the final one coming in the 9th inning with nobody out, to secure a series win for the Bombers Thursday afternoon in the Bronx, with the Yankees winning a 1-0 affair. Greene’s final batter, Ian Kinsler, singled and that sent manager Joe Girardi to the mound to pull his young hurler. David Robertson came on to record the save after having yesterday off.
Tigers’ starter Rick Porcello, looking for win #14 on the season, was nearly as impressive as Greene. He yielded the only run of the game in the fourth inning, and that was all the Yankees were going to need. Porcello went 7 innings, allowing 9 hits, while striking out 5. The loss moves him to 13-6 on the season.
The Yankees only had one hitter, Ichiro Suzuki, record more than one base knock in the contest. After a pair of singles by Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley with two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Stephen Drew hit a ground-rule double down the left field line. Headley was stranded at third to end the brief threat. Although nobody besides Suzuki had more than one hit, everyone in the Yankees’ lineup had at least one knock except for Francisco Cervelli, who went hitless on the day. The Yankees took three of four in the series, defeating two former Cy Young winners and a 13-game winner. The one loss was an extra inning affair in Game 2.
Tomorrow, the Yankees return to action, as the Cleveland Indians come into the Bronx to begin a weekend series. As of this writing, the Yankees have not announced a starter for the game, while Cleveland will send Trevor Bauer (4-6, 4.20 ERA) to the bump Friday night. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. ET.