Tanaka Mauled By Tigers
Masahiro Tanaka allowed three home runs for the first time in his big major league career on Sunday in the New York Yankees 12-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers. Tanaka would go on to give up a career high-tying 10 hits and seven runs in five innings. He's now 2-2 since his return from the disabled list on June 3.
Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez was a nightmare for the Yankees, hitting two home runs off Tanaka; first with two outs in the first, then he led off the fifth with another one. He would go on to spoil pitcher Danny Burawa's first major league appearance, hitting his third long ball of the game in the 6th to give the Tigers an 11-2 lead.
Alex Rodriguez continued his hot hitting streak, getting his 3,003rd hit. Rodriguez has been a spark for the Yankees in their eight game home stand. He is hitting .471 with two homers and eight RBI's.
The Yankees start its next series against the Phillies, Monday night at 7:05 with Michael Pineda on the mound.