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Game 109: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Aug 07, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (63-45)
Curtis Granderson CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Russell Martin C

RHP Phil Hughes (11-8, 3.96)
Hughes vs. Tigers

TIGERS (59-50)
Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Brennan Boesch RF
Delmon Young DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF

RHP Rick Porcello (8-6, 4.65)
Porcello vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Another sunny day in Detroit. More blue sky with a slight breeze blowing in.

UMPIRES: HP Bob Davidson, 1B Tim Welke, 2B Todd Tichenor, 3B Tony Randazzo

EIGHT AWAY: Derek Jeter is eight hits shy of reaching the 150-hit plateau for the 17th straight season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only one other player has compiled 17 consecutive seasons with at least 150 hits: Hank Aaron, who had 17 in a row from 1955-71.

MAKING IT LOOK EASY: The Yankees have gone a season-high 12 straight games without an error, dating back to July 24. It’s the team’s longest such stretch since April 4-10, 2010. They have not recorded a longer such stretch since Major League-record 18 consecutive errorless games from May 14 through June 1, 2009. The Yankees rank third in the Majors with a .987 fielding pct (50 errors in 3,918 total chances). Seattle is the only Major League team that has committed fewer errors this season.

FOR STARTERS: Yankees starters are 48-34 (.585) this season. That’s the best winning percentage among American League staffs in 2012 and the fourth-highest in the Majors.

STAYING LOOSE: Before the game, Alex Rodriguez was playing catch with a football to keep his shoulder in shape while he deals with a broken left hand. Someone else was catching the ball for him so that he never had to use his left hand.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: Hughes is through two scoreless. Then again, so is Porcello.

UPDATE, 8:00 p.m.: Chavez goes deep, his 11th of the season, for a 2-0 lead. This comes after his three-hit game yesterday.

UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: Cabrera does it again. That’s his 29th homer of the year and his second in as many days against the Yankees. It’s now a 2-1 Yankees lead in the bottom of the fourth.

UPDATE, 8:23 p.m.: Two-out RBI double by Peralta and we’re tied at 2.

UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: Jackson credited with a single on the ball past Eric Chavez, and now there are runners at the corners with no outs in the fifth.

UPDATE, 8:43 p.m.: Cabrera again, this time with a one-out, two-run double to push the Tigers to a 4-2 lead.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: The double is enough to chase Hughes, who’s already thrown 102 pitches after 4.1 innings. Hughes hasn’t had a start like this in a while.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Logan got the Yankees out of the fifth, but the damage has been done with the Tigers in front by two. Hughes went 4.1 innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and no walks. He struck out three and threw 102 pitches.

UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: The Yankees and Tigers have each scored a run since Hughes came out of the game and now the Yankees are down to their final two innings to make up these two runs. Octavio Dotel in to pitch for the Tigers.




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