Yankees 2, Tigers 1
In this game, there were no home runs. The Tigers also played good defense behind a shaky Max Scherzer (23 GS, 153 IP, 3.24 ERA, 3.02 FIP, 3.7 fWAR). So this was pretty much exactly what you expected out of a Yankees-Tigers game in the Bronx. Max got into trouble, but was bailed out by a nice catch by Carrera in center and some nifty work by Kinsler at second to preserve his seven inning, two run outing. Coke pitched well in relief but the bats could only muster a single run against Brandon McCarthy and the Yankees’ bullpen, leaving them to drop game one of the series 2-1. We’ll get to play with out shiny new toy on Tuesday as David Price (23 GS, 170.2 IP, 3.11 ERA, 2.94 FIP, 3.9 fWAR) takes the hill for game two.
The Moment: Carrera saves a whole bunch of runs diving in center.