Yankees vs Tigers Post Game Recap 8/9
The Yankees were able to pull off the come from behind win against the Tigers to split the 4 game series by winning on Thursday by a score of 4-3.
Hiroki Kuroda was able to pitch pretty well against a very good Tigers lineup picking up the no decision. Kuroda pitched 6.1 innings allowing ten hits, three runs, and had five strikeouts.
Clay Rapada ended up getting the win for the Yankees for his 3rd of the season, as Rapada pitched to the final two batters in the 7th inning getting them both out.
Closer Rafael Soriano was called upon in the 8th inning to get the final out, and then went back out in the 9th for the four out save. A lead off double and then a single left Soriano with a tough take with runners on the corners and no outs, but he got two infield pop ups, and then Andy Dirks flied out to center to end the game for his 27th save of the year.
Raul Ibanez was able to have a good day at the plate going 2 for 4 hitting his 15th double of the season, 2nd triple, and knocked in his 50th RBI of the year.
Mark Teixeira after a clutch hit last night was able to do it again in the 8th inning hitting his 20th homerun of the season to tie the game.
Eric Chavez hot hitting continued right after Teixeira, as Chavez hit the go ahead homerun for his 12th of the season going back to back to take the lead in the top of the 8th inning.
Nick Swisher had a tough day after a very good night going 0 for 5 with two strikeouts in the protected two spot in the order.
A rare Joe Girardi ejection happened in the 5th inning, as Girardi flipped out throwing a great rant on a play where the umpire Tim Welke ruled a ball foul and then fair about a second later lead to Girardi freaking out and getting tossed from the game.
Yankees will heading up north to Toronto to face the Blue Jays, as Freddy Garcia (5-5, 5.00) will face Ricky Romero (8-8, 5.47) to start the series.