The New York Yankees defeated the Detroit Tigers, 5-3, on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.
Luis Severino got the start and allowed one run on seven hits over five innings while striking out three and walking two. Chad Green was the first one out of the bullpen and struggled as he allowed a game-tying, two-run double in the sixth. Jonathan Loaisiga, Clay Holmes and Aroldis Chapman each fired a scoreless inning. Chapman picked up the save for the second consecutive night.
Victor Reyes put Detroit up 1-0 in the third with a RBI single to right. However, the lead didn’t last long.
In the third, the Yankees scored a pair of runs to take a 2-1 lead. Aaron Judge ripped a RBI double into the left-field corner and Anthony Rizzo followed that with a RBI groundout to first.
Rizzo blasted his fourth home run of the season over the wall in right-center in the sixth to extend the lead to 3-1.
The Tigers tied the game at three in the sixth after Harold Castro hammered a two-run double to left-center.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa put the Yankees back on top in the seventh with a RBI single to center.
In the eighth, Rizzo scored on DJ LeMahieu’s groundout to first to make it 5-3.
Rizzo and Kiner-Falefa each collected two hits and Rizzo stole his second base of the season. Giancarlo Stanton had a rough night at the plate, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.
The Yankees go for the three-game sweep Thursday afternoon with Jordan Montgomery on the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p..