Yankees vs. Tigers: Live Score, Analysis of CC Sabathia-Justin Verlander Matchup
FINAL: Detroit Tigers 0-7 New York Yankees
W: Sabathia (1-1)
L: Verlander (1-1)
HR: NYY- Nix
Hunter whiffs and the Yankees shut out the Tigers 7-0.
New York moves to 2-4 while Detroit is 3-3.
Gardner makes a great play on a Jackson fly ball that hooked into right-center.
A slide and a catch as the runner on second moves to third.
Runners on the corner and two out for Hunter.
Santiago fists one over Cano's head for another single. It looked like Cano never saw it as he made no effort to make a play.
Two on and one out for Austin Jackson.
Infante hits a knubber into right for a single.
Justin Verlander has never started a season 2-0. Unless a miracle happens, he still will not.
It will indeed be Mariano Rivera to pitch the ninth.
Unless these two teams meet in October, this is his last game in Detroit.
He shatters Brayan Pena's bat as the catcher grounds out to second.
Ichiro flies out to left and Dotel's 30-plus pitch performance today will not draw the confidence of the Tigers faithful.
We head to the bottom of the ninth, New York up 7-0.
Tigers fans booing Brennan Boesch. Didn't Detroit release him? How is that possibly his fault?— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) April 7, 2013
After Boesch pops out to second, Wells draws a full count walk.
Youkilis hits a hard single to left to make it a 7-0 game.
The crowd leaves in droves. Youk has four RBI on the season now.
Brennan Boesch up now pinch-hitting.
Brett Gardner singles up the middle and the Yankees have runners in the corners.
If the Yankees hold this lead, this is a big confidence booster for a team that needed it.
Cano grounds to short and the only play is at first. Nix does hold and runners are on second and third, one out.
Octavio Dotel makes his 2013 regular season debut and faces Jayson Nix to start the 9th.
Nix singles to left-center to start the inning.
Yankees have 11 hits on the day.
Robertson gets Tuiasosopo swinging on three pitches to end the inning. Matt was overmatched on a 93 mph cutter for strike 3.
Martinez gets under a cutter and flies out to shallow center.
It was not deep enough for Hunter to even bluff.
Still, 5-0 New York.
Tuiasosopo at the plate.
After Cabrera strikes out on a check swing, Fielder bloops a single to center that Gardner cannot handle.
Fielder stays on first and Hunter motors to third.
One out for Victor Martinez as the crowd gets loud.
Torii Hunter rips one over Kevin Youklilis's glove for a leadoff single.
David Robertson is the Yankees pitcher and Nunez remains in the game as the designated hitter.
Heart of the Tiger lineup now up.
The inning ends as Overbay flies out to Jackson in center.
The Yankees break this one open as we go to the bottom of the eighth.
Ichiro tattoo's a sac fly to Hunter in right and it is 4-0.
Nunez scores and Wells moves up to third.
Not the best outing by Coke as Cervelli singles on the first pitch he sees to center to make it 5-0.
Vernon Wells hits a ground rule double over the bag at third. Tigers catch a hometown break as a fan grabs the ball, holding the runners frozen.
Eduardo Nunez pinch runs for Hafner.
Travis Hafner greets Phil Coke rather rudely by slamming a single over Infante's glove on the first pitch.
Verlander: 7.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K. 111 pitches, 79 strikes.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 7, 2013
After getting Youkilis to ground out to third, Leyland comes and gets Verlander.
Sabathia's final line: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K (114 pitches/68 strikes)— Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) April 7, 2013
On his 114th pitch of the day, Sabathia strikes out Jackson on a breaking ball in the dirt.
CC has gone seven, David Robertson is up in the pen. Mo Rivera may get to make his Detroit finale in the ninth.
After Infante skies one to short, Santiago grounds out to third.
Sabathia is north of 100 pitches now.
Both Joe Girardi and Jim Leyland will take the games thrown by their starters.
Bullpens get some well needed rest as both teams have used them heavily so far.
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