J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes drove in a run each in the seventh inning to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees in the opener of a four-game series in Detroit last night.
Alfredo Simon fanned seven over seven-and-a-third to improve to 3-and-0.
Joakim Soria notched his fifth save.
The Tigers are 11-and-2.
Mark Teixeira’s solo homer in the second accounted for New York’s only run.
CC Sabathia permitted both runs and seven hits to fall to 0-and-3 with the complete-game loss.
The two teams play game-two of their four-game series this evening.
First pitch is 7:08 p.m.
Kyle Lobstein will get the start for Detroit, up against Nathan Eovaldi of the Yanks.
Boston Red Sox 7, Baltimore Orioles 1 (F/7)
Detroit Tigers 2, New York Yankees 1
Chicago Cubs 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Cincinnati Reds 6, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland Indians 3
Kansas City Royals 7, Minnesota Twins 1
San Diego Padres 14, Colorado Rockies 3
Oakland Athletics 6, Los Angeles Angels 3
Houston Astros 7, Seattle Mariners 5
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports