How Was The Game? (April 20, 2015)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Flashy.

Tigers 2, Yankees 1

Alfredo Simon (3 GS 20.2 IP, 1.74 ERA, 2.91 FIP) surrendered an early home run, but he settled in well after Teix took him deep and wound up pitching into the 8th inning. The Tigers bats were slow to develop, but they only needed a pair of runs thanks to some amazing defense from two of their youngsters. After the Yankees outfield stole hits from the Tigers in the 5th, James McCann cut down Jacoby Ellsbury trying to steal second and then Iglesias robbed Gardner of an infield hit. The got their runs thanks to a hit and a good base running play from Davis, a walk to Martinez, and then singles from JD and Cespedes in the 7th and then Joba and Soria combined to collect the final five outs. The Tigers have 11 wins in 13 tries and will give the ball to the young lefty, Kyle Lobstein (1 GS, 5 IP, 5.40 ERA, 3.01 FIP), on Tuesday.

The Moment: McCann and Iglesias make sterling defense plays in the 6th.
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