The New York Yankees faced the Detroit Tigers in game one of a 3 game set at Yankee Stadium. The Yankee ace Gerrit Cole faced Tarik Skubal of the Tigers. Both teams were at the bottom of their respective divisions. It was a windy night in the Bronx, New York, for baseball. The Yankees shut out the Tigers 10-0.
Robbie Grossman led off against Gerrit Cole by popping out to Torres in the infield. Harold Castro hit sharply to first for the second out. Miguel Cabrera struck out swinging for the 1-2-3 inning for Gerrit Cole. At the bottom, DJ LeMahieu led off for the Yankees and ground out to short. Giancarlo Stanton doubled off the right-field wall. Aaron Judge, in his first game back from low body soreness, fly out to left. Stanton went to third on a wild pitch. Gio Urshela singled to left, driving in Stanton for the Yankees one-run lead. Gleyber Torres flew out to the center-field wall to end the inning. New York Yankees 1 Tigers 0.
Jonathan Schoop against Cole stuck out. Jeimer Candelario flew out to Hicks in left-center. Wilson Ramos, with two outs, hit a single to right. Willi Castro struck out to end the half. Aaron Hicks led off the bottom of the second inning by popping out second. Clint Frazier hit a homer to the left-field stands. Kyle Higashioka walked. Rougie Odor walked. LeMahieu flew out to right. Stanton popped up to the right side with Castro making the catch. Yankees 2 Tigers 0.
The top of the third inning saw Niko Goodrum at the plate; he struck out for Cole’s fourth strikeout of the game. Akil Baddoo went down looking. Grossman went down on strikes for 6 strikeouts in the game, four in a row. At the bottom of the inning, Aaron Judge led off with a monster home run (436′) into monument park. Urshela struck out swinging. Gleyber Torres dribbled back to the mound for out number two. Aaron Hicks homered to left-center as the Bombers were piling it on. Clint Frazier lined out to end the inning, but two home runs in the inning made it Yankees 4 and the Tigers 0.
Harold Castro led off against Cole with 40 pitches; he struck out. Cabrera struck out for 6 in a row for Cole. Schoop singled with a bloop to left Candelario singled to center with two outs. With two on and two outs, Ramos Wilson Ramos struck out to end the inning and getting Cole out of a mini jam. At the bottom, Higashioka against Buck Farmer and walked for his second time in the game. Rougie Odor hit into the force that caught Higgy at second. LeMahieu lined to right, and Odor stopped at second. Stanton had a sharp line drive to center, moving the runners up and loading the bases with Yankees. Aaron Judge hit a Grand Slam (357′ second deck of right field ) to put the Yankees 8 runs up in the game. It was his second Grand Slam of his career. Gio Urshela flew out to the left-center. Gleyber Torres walked. Aaron Hicks doubled driving in Torres. Clint Frazier walked on four pitches. A wild pitch allowed the runners to move up. Higashioka struck out to finally end the inning, but the Yankees picked up five runs in the inning. New York Yankees 9 the Tigers 0.
At the top of the fifth, Castro led off against Cole and flew out to center. Goodrum struck out for Cole’s 10th strikeout. Baddoo struck out as Cole showed his electric dominance with eleven strikeouts in five innings. Odor led off the bottom of the inning facing Tyler Alexander, and he went Yard into the second deck of right field. LeMahieu ground out to short. Stanton went back to the pitcher for out number two. With two homers in the game, Aaron Judge grounds ground out to third, but the Yankees picked up another run on the Odor homer. Yankees 10 Tigers 0.
At the top of the sixth, Grossman singled, but Castro hit into a double play. With two outs Victor Reyes in for Cabrera struck out to end the half. Gio Urshela led off the bottom by striking out. Torres singled on a slow roller. Tyler Wade was brought in to pinch-run for Torres. Hicks flew out to the centerfield wall. Clint Frazier went down looking for the first quick inning for the Tigers. Yankees 10 Tigers 0.
At the top of the seventh, Luis Cessa took over for Gerrit Cole that went six scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts. He faced Schoop, who walked. Candelario struck out. Ramos struck out. Castro flew out to Urshela. Higashioka led off the bottom by flying out to the left-center. Odor flew out to the warning track in center. Brett Gardner got a base hit to left. Stanton singled for his third hit of the night. Mike Ford struck out to end the inning. Yankees 10 Tigers 0.
The top of the eighth saw the new New York Yankee reliever Wandy Peralta on the mound against Goodrum, who struck out. Baddoo ground out. Grossman flew out for a 1-2-3 inning for Peralta in his Yankee major league debut. At the bottom, Urshela faced Daniel Norris, who replaced Alexander. Gio singled. Tyler Wade in for Torres singled with two on and no outs. Hicks flew out to right. Frazier hit into a double play ending the inning. Yankees 10 Tigers 0.
With last licks on the line for the Tigers, Harold Castro faced the Yankees’ Lucas Luetge, and he struck out. Victor Reyes struck out. Jacoby Jones also struck out as the New York Yankees struck out 18 Tiger players in the game. The winning pitcher was Gerrit Cole, and the loser was Tarik Skubal.