Thursday, May 5, 2011

Live blog: Tigers take three of four from Yankees


Tigers win, 6-3

Free Press special writer Anthony Fenech live-blogged this afternoon's game between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.

Ninth inning

4:04: Valverde with the save on Cinco de Mayo by striking out Swisher swinging. Tigers win 6-3, up their win streak to three after losing seven. Brennan Boesch was the offensive star for the Tigers, hitting his second home run of the year and driving in three runs. He had two hits and a sac fly.

4:02: Gardner bounces a fastball over the head of the creeping-in Brandon Inge at third. A-Rod scores, Tigers still lead by a few.
Eighth inning

3:48: Ordonez grounds to short, Tigers out in eighth. Tigers take a four-run lead into the 9th.

3:41: Boesch with a sky-touching home run to right. Three RBIs today. 6-2 Tigers.

3:36: Curve catches the inside corner. Posada rung up. Yankees out in the eighth. Three outs to go for Tigers victory.
Seventh inning

3:26: Burnett gets Sizemore looking. End of the seventh.

3:23: Kelly breaks his bat on a ground ball to short, Nunez doesn't set his feet before throwing and airmails Teixeira at first. Two score. 5-2 Tigers. Nunez second error of the game. E-6 Yankees.

3:17: 2-0 to Inge. Fastball, Inge sacrifices to left, all three runners tag, Tigers take the lead.

3:02: Porcello facing Swisher who, yes, absolutely will be his last batter. He lines to right. Porcello seven strong innings against the Yankees. Career-high 120 pitches.
Sixth inning

2:55: Cabrera grounds to third but the Tigers get a run they need. 2-2 tie heading into the 7th.

2:54: Boesch up, through the middle, another professional hit as Santiago scores from second and the Tigers tie. 20

2:46: Porcello gets a double play to end inning. Back comes A.J. Burnett for the bottom of the inning.
Fifth inning

2:40: Burnett 68 pitches through five. Oh, and he has a no-hitter.

2:35: Third strikeout for Porcello, Yankees out in 5th.
Fourth inning

2:29: Boesch on the move, Burnett fans Martinez with a high 94 MPH fastball. Tigers out in the 4th. Still 2-1.

2:16: Yankees hit soft liner to Inge with bases loaded. Porcello escapes further trouble. On to the bottom of the inning ...

2:10: Nunez punches a base hit the other way, scoring A-Rod. Yankees lead, 2-1.

2:04: Chavez drops a hanging changeup into right center, Kelly dives for it, can't make the play, it gets by, Granderson scores from third, Chavez advances to third with a triple. He's leaving the game injured, though. 1-1.
Third inning

1:54: Tigers with two quick outs. Not sure what Inge did, but Santiago grounds out to Burnett. And Kelly grounds to Teixeira, who flips to Burnett. Tigers out in the third.

1:49: Porcello induces a groundout from Cano to Cabrera. Yankees out in the 3rd.
Second inning

1:36: Mags flies out to right, Raburn strikes out swinging at a breaking ball in the dirt, and the second inning is over.

1:30: Chavez flies out to Raburn in left-center. Three out.
First inning

1:24: Tigers out in the 1st after Cabrera grounds out, but a Brennan Boesch sacrifice fly scores Don Kelly. 1-0 Detroit.

1:23: Yankees conceding run up the middle, Boesch concedes the run by driving a sacrifice fly to center.

1:11: Ground ball right at Inge, four up, three down for the Yankees in the 1st.

1:06: Porcello on the mound, about to start. Gardner to leadoff.

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