Hiroki Kuroda and Michael Pineda were impressive, and Carlos Beltran hit a 2-run HR, but the Yanks winning run in tonight’s game vs. the Tigers scored on a balk. The Yanks won 3-2.
Kuroda pitched 2 2/3, giving up no runs and striking out five. He gave up one hit and one walk. Shawn Kelley got the last out in the third, then David Robertson pitched a scoreless fourth, striking out one.
Pineda then came in and pitched two scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out four.
The Yanks had a 2-0 lead at that point because of Beltran’s 2-run HR in the third.
Matt Thornton then gave up two runs in the seventh. Preston Claiborne pitched a scoreless eighth and Jim Miller a scoreless ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, Zellous Wheeler singled and Francisco Cervelli singled him to third. Tiger pitcher Luis Marte then balked away the game.
Derek Jeter was 2 for 2 with a walk.
Also today, the Yankees announced that Yogi Berra’s wife Carmen passed away at the age of 85.