Things to say about this game:
The offense struggled again.
Justin Verlander dominated.
Eduardo Nunez shocked the hell out of everyone by hitting a home run off of Verlander who had come out to pitch the ninth to try and get a complete game victory. He didn’t but the Tigers still won the game.
And the Yankees pitchers held the scary Tigers offense to only two runs.
- Robinson Cano finally snapped his 0fer with a hit in that same ninth inning.
- The batters overall all had better at bats and made more contact – Verlander only had three strikeouts – but ran into bad luck.
- Phil Hughes having to leave the game early due to a balky back.
- The Yankees waiting until the ninth inning to do anything worthwhile offensively.