Today’s New York Yankee game was a matinee at 1:05 pm. They met the Detroit Tigers in the second game of the three-game weekend series. Jameson Taillon was on the mound for the Yankees and Spencer Turnbull for the Tigers at Yankee Stadium. It was a beautiful day for a ball game in the Bronx, New York. It was sunny with a game-time temperature of 58 degrees with only a light breeze.
Jameson Taillon took to the mound to start the game, facing Robbie Grossman, who flew to right, but Clint Frazier dropped the ball, and Grossman went to second on the error. Willi Castro struck out. Miguel Cabrera flew out to Frazier. Frazier threw to third, preventing Grossman from advancing. Jonathan Schoop struck out, getting Taillon out of the inning scoreless. The Yankees took to the plate in the bottom with DJ LeMahieu leading off; he had a slow roller for a single. Aaron Judge flew out to centerfield. Rougie Odor lined out to first. Gleyber Torres ground out to end the inning with no score.
The top of the second was led off by Candelario striking out against Taillon. Akil Baddoo walked. Niko Goodrum struck out. Grayson Greiner flew out to center. At the bottom, Mike Ford led off singling on an E4. Aaron Hicks flew out to shallow right. Gary Sanchez singled into the force with Ford out at second. Clint Frazier ground out to third to end the inning. No score.
JaCoby Jones led off the top of the third inning and ground out to LeMahieu at third. Grossman flew to short center, and Torres made a beautiful scoop catch over his head. Castro struck out for Taillon’s fifth strikeout. At the bottom, Brett Gardner popped out to left. LeMahieu walked. Judge singled, beating out the throw. Odor with two on and only one out popped out to short. Torres shot an RBI single down the middle to score LeMahieu for the New York Yankee lead. Mike Ford worked a walk. Aaron Hicks struck out, leaving the bases loaded with Yankees. Yankees 1 Tigers 0.
Leading off the fourth was Miguel Cabrera, who struck out. Schoop flew out to Brett Gardner, who had to battle the sun to make the play. Candelario hammered a homer into the short porch. Baddoo struck out for Taillon’s seventh strikeout of the game, but the Tigers tied it up. At the bottom, Sanchez ground out to short. Frazier ground out to third. Gardner also ground out for three ground-outs. Yankees 1 Tigers 1.
Goodrum led off the fifth with a single up the middle. Goodrum stole second. Greiner flew out to Frazier, with Frazier firing in, holding Goodrum at second. Jones hit Goodrum running to third for two outs. Grossman walked. Castro walked to load the bases. Cabrera struck out on a Taillon fastball to leave the bases loaded with Tigers. Back to the top of the Yankee lineup at the bottom. LeMahieu singled up the middle. DJ tried to steal second and went to third on a bad throw. Judge doubled to the left-field wall scoring LeMahieu with his double. Odor ground out to first, moving Judge to third. Torres ground out to short for the second out. Ford grounded out softly to end the inning. Yankees 2 Tigers 1.
Jameson Taillon had a good game, but out of the game, Jonathan Loaisiga took over, grounding out Schoop. Candelario singled. Baddoo singled, but Candelario was called out at second. Baddoo stole second. Baddoo went to third on a passed ball by Sanchez. Goodrum walked. Greiner was up with two outs and runners on the corners. Greiner ground out to Ford to end the half and allow Loaisiga to get out of trouble. At the bottom, Hicks was hit by a pitch. Sanchez walked, knocking Turnbull out of the game. The new pitcher was Jose Cisnero facing Frazier, who walked to load the bases with no outs. Gardner popped out to the infield. LeMahieu stuck out. Aaron Judge singled, bringing in two runners. Rougie Odor, with men on the corners and two outs, walked to load the bases again. Torres singled, driving in two more runs knocking Cisnero out in favor of Alex Lange. Mike Ford at the plate, Torres tried to steal second for the last out of the inning. New York Yankees 6 Tigers 1.
At the top, with Justin Wilson on the mound, Jones walked, which was followed by a Grossman walk. Castro struck out. Cabrera ground out, and the runners moved up. Schoop singled, driving in two runs for the Tigers. Candelario singled, driving Wilson out of the game. Chad Green faced Baddo two on, and two outs and was overpowered by Green on three pitches. Ford led off the bottom by grounding out to first. Hicks singled to right. A passed ball allowed Hicks to go to second. Gary Sanchez struck out looking. Frazier went down on strikes. Yankees 6 Tigers 3.
Goodrum led off the eighth with a towering homer into the second deck of the right-field stands. Greiner ground out to LeMahieu. Jones struck out. Grossman flew out to center, but the Tigers picked up another run. At the bottom, Derek Holland took over for the Tigers against Gardner, who walked. LeMahieu flew out to right. Judge struck out. Odor ground out to end the inning. Yankees 6 Tigers 4.
Aroldis Chapman came out to close it out for the Yankees in the top of the ninth. He faced Willie Castro that struck out on a 101 mph Chapman fastball. Cabrera ground out to first. Schoop stuck out, giving Jameson Taillon the win, the loss went to Turnbull, and the save belonged to Aroldis Chapman. The final score was New York Yankees 4 and the Detroit Tigers 4.