Detroit 7, NY Yankees 2

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 6, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 41381

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 9 0
Detroit 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 7 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 63-45 34-22 29-23 L1
Detroit 59-50 32-21 27-29 W5

Recap


Tigers 7, Yankees 2: Justin Verlander struck out a season-high 14 batters to lead host Detroit to its fifth consecutive victory.

Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder clubbed solo homers as the Tigers extended their home winning streak to nine games and won for the 15th time in 16 games at Comerica Park.

Verlander (12-7) allowed two runs on eight hits in eight innings and matched his career high in strikeouts to end a five-start regular-season winless streak against the Yankees.

Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila each had two hits and an RBI for Detroit, which remained 1 1/2 games behind the division-leading Chicago White Sox in the AL Central.

Ivan Nova (10-6) was roughed up for seven runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings to fall to 0-3 in his last five outings for New York, which had its lead in the AL East trimmed to 5 1/2 games over Baltimore.

Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano each had two hits and an RBI for the Yankees, who were shut down after scoring a pair of fifth-inning runs to tie the score at 2-2.

The Tigers put together five consecutive singles off Nova in the fifth, with Omar Infante and Austin Jackson each driving in a run before Andy Dirks plated a third with a sacrifice fly for a 5-2 lead.

Avila and Peralta added RBI singles in the sixth inning as the Tigers stretched the lead to 7-2.

GAME NOTEBOOK: LF Ichiro Suzuki went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, ending his streak of hitting safely in 12 games to start his career with the Yankees. ... Verlander became the first Detroit pitcher to strike out 10 Yankees since David Wells on June 28, 1995. It was the most against New York since Pedro Martinez fanned 17 Yankees in 1999. Verlander also threw 100 pitchers for the 75th consecutive start, extending the longest active streak in baseball. ... Jeter has driven in a run in consecutive games for the first time since April 21-23. ... Cabrera's towering homer in the fourth inning was estimated at 454 feet. ... Nova has given up 16 runs and 21 hits over 10 1/3 innings in his last two starts. ... ... Yankees RHP Joba Chamberlain made his second appearance of the season, giving up two hits in 1 2/3 innings. He had Tommy John surgery last year and dislocated his ankle in spring training.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Detroit
Ivan Nova Player Justin Verlander
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 8.0
5 Strikeouts 14
11 Hits 9
11.81 ERA 0.00
Hitting
NY Yankees   Detroit
Eric Chavez Player Prince Fielder
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
5 TB 5
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 9 0 11 .243 22 14 2 1 1 0
Detroit 13 2 19 .406 10 7 7 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Tigers have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .608 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Yankees have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .545 after a loss.