The Tigers were stifled by C.C. Sabathia as the Yankee’s ace threw eight strong innings yesterday afternoon in the Bronx for his third straight win in a 6-to-2 victory over Detroit. New York took 2 out of 3 from the Tigers, who have lost 8 of 10 to fall back to .500 with an 11-and-11 record. Detroit starter Max Scherzer was wild, walking seven over 4-and-two thirds innings while giving up 7-hits and 3 runs.
The Tigers scored on a solo homer by Prince Fielder and an rbi double by Miguel Cabrera. Detroit is back home now for six games, starting tonight in the opener of a 3-game series against Kansas City.
Brandon Inge, who was released by the Tigers last Thursday after a dozen years with Detroit, apparently has found a new home. Various sources say the 34-year old Inge will be joining the Oakland A’s and likely will fill in for another former Tiger, Scott Sizemore, after he was lost to season ending knee surgery early in spring training.
The White Sox snapped a 5-game losing streak with a 4-to-1 victory over the Red Sox, who had won six straight. And the Cubs beat the Phillies 5-to-1 at Philadelphia.