Aug 27, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) receives congratulations from Mark Teixeira (25) and Martin Prado (14) after scoring during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Use Third Inning Explosion In Win Over Tigers

Nine consecutive hits is quite a feat. Something I never thought the Yankees would accomplish this season considering their lack of offensive prowess. Doing it off David Price was something unexpected too. That’s what the Yankees did in their eight run third inning en route to an 8-4 win over the Tigers.

Here’s how the inning went down:

Jacoby Ellsbury single

Derek Jeter RBI double (1-0)

Martin Prado single

Mark Teixeira RBI double to right (2-0)

Carlos Beltran RBI single (3-0)

Brian McCann RBI Single (now hitting .500 vs Price 4-0)

Chase Headley single

Brett Gardner infield RBI single (5-0)

Francisco Cervelli RBI single (6-0)

Blaine Hardy came in and gave up two sac flies to Ellsbury and Jeter to make it 8-0

Shane Greene did something not many Yankees’ pitchers could do this season, pitch with a big lead. Greene went seven strong innings, giving up two runs, one on Victor Martinez‘s 26th homer and another on a Miguel Cabrera RBI double. Nick Castellanos tripled in the eighth off Adam Warren for the third run.

Hunter drove in Ian Kinsler in the ninth with an RBI single.

Justin Verlander was scratched for tomorrow, so Kyle Lobstein will face Hiroki Kuroda at 1:05 ET.

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