According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees are the first team to face the past three Cy Young award winners on three consecutive days. Monday night, they sure didn’t look intimidated by that fact as they beat the Tigers 2-1 in the first game of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium.
Max Scherzer gave up nine hits over seven innings, dropping to 13-4. He only allowed two runs, but it would have been far worse were it not for this amazing catch with the bases loaded in the third by Ezequiel Carrera.
Brandon McCarthy shut down the Tigers, pitching 5 and 2/3rds, striking out 8 and allowing only an unearned run in the 5th when Ian Kinsler drove in Andrew Romine. Romine came into the game for Eugenio Suarez in the fifth, who sprained his knee sliding into second on a stolen base in the fifth. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated today. Game 2 is schedule dfor tonight at 7:05 pm.