August 17, 2010

Yankees lose tight one to Tigers, A-Rod & Swish exit early

It was not a positive way to start the week for the Yankees, as they lost a heartbreaker to the Tigers, 3-1, as well as their All-Star third baseman and right fielder.

Best of All: Not much here. The run they scored in the ninth was gift-wrapped by Detroit closer Jose Valverde. He walked four in the inning but escaped when Derek Jeter grounded into a game-ending, 6-4-3 double play.

Oh! Excuse me, Curtis Granderson gave you a reason to smile. He had three of the Yankees’ six hits, including a single in the ninth and a double off lefty, ex-Yank Phil Coke in the seventh.

Worst of All: Where did the Yankee bats go? They were a couple outs away from getting shut out twice in a row.

Javier Vazquez worked his way out of a lot of trouble, but had to leave after four innings because of a high pitch count.

Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher left the game early and both are day-to-day.

Coming Up: There is a great matchup in the Bronx Tuesday night with two tall flamethrowers dueling. Justin Verlander vs. CC Sabathia.

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