Yankees Edge Tigers 5-4
The Yankees bounced back from being swept in Toronto with a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Michael Pineda was in need of a turnaround performance as he was the remaining struggling piece in the Yankees starting rotation. Pineda looked perhaps the best he had all season as he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up only one earned run while scattering seven hits. Needless to say this start was crucial for the big right-hander.
"This was a very important game for me," Pineda said. "I still had my confidence, but it has been hard to not help the team win. Today, though, I made adjustments and I was able to keep the ball down."
The Yankees got some great production from Jacoby Ellsbury who drove in three runs, capped off by a two-run triple that ended up bringing in the winning run. Rob Refsnyder, who started at 2B, had a pair of hits and scored twice as well.
Both Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller gave up a run late, but Aroldis Chapman shut the Tigers down in the 9th to seal the deal.
The Yankees now travel to Baltimore as Nathan Eovaldi looks to keep New York in the win column against Chris Tillman.