It’s not the ending Tiger fans were hoping to hear last night from Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter scored on a passed ball that got by Detroit catcher Alex Avilla in the bottom of the ninth with New York handing the Tigers their fifth straight loss in a 7-to-6 outcome in the Bronx. Forty-two-year old Mariano Rivera got the win out of the bullpen, and Brayan Villarreal suffered the loss.
Miguel Cabrera drove in his one thousandth career RBI in the defeat. Austin Jackson went 4-for-5 with two runs batted in and two runs scored for Detroit, which has lost seven of eight to slip to .500 with a 10-and-10 record. Prince Fielder also knocked in a pair of runs. Game two of the three game series is scheduled for this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Tiger’s brass still hasn’t officially commented on the trouble facing outfielder Delmon Young who was arrested early Friday following an altercation outside a New York hotel. Authorities say an intoxicated Young allegedly went on an anti Semitic rant and pushed a man to the ground. He was arraigned on a misdemeanor hate crime aggravated harassment charge and released on five-thousand dollars bond. Young, who didn’t play last night, issued an apology statement, saying he would do all he can to improve as a person and player.
The White Sox lost 10-to-3 last night to the Red Sox in Chicago while the Cubs beat the Phillies 5-to-1 last night in Philadelphia.