Brian McCann’s eighth-inning groundout drove in the go-ahead run as the New York Yankees edged the Detroit Tigers 2-1 at Comerica Park yesterday afternoon.
Jacoby Ellsbury tied the game at one on an Anibal Sanchez balk in the sixth.
Detroit manager Brad Ausmus was ejected for arguing the balk.
Dellin Betances got the win in relief of starter Masahiro Tanaka, who struck out six over six and a third innings of three-hit, one-run ball.
Andrew Miller fanned two in the ninth en route to his sixth save as New York took three out of four.
Victor Martinez had a sac-fly in the first and J.D. Martinez had two hits for the Tigers, who have lost three-straight to fall to 11-and-5.
Detroit opens a three-game series against the Cleveland Indians tonight.
First pitch is 7:08 p.m.
Shane Greene (3-0) will take the mound for Detroit, up against Danny Salazar (1-0) of the Tribe.
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Miami Marlins 9, Philadelphia Phillies 1
New York Yankees 2, Detroit Tigers 1
New York Mets 6, Atlanta Braves 3
Milwaukee Brewers 4, Cincinnati Reds 2
Colorado Rockies 2, San Diego Padres 1
San Francisco Giants 3, Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (10 innings)
St. Louis Cardinals 4, Washington Nationals 1
Los Angeles Angels 2, Oakland Athletics 0
Toronto Blue Jays 7, Baltimore Orioles 6
Tampa Bat Rays 2, Boston Red Sox 1
Kansas City Royals 3, Chicago White Sox 2 (13 innings)
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports