Kaline never played a day of minor league baseball. He wore the Tigers’ uniform with class. He was the perfect No. 3 hitter, and quite possibly the best fielding right-fielder that many baseball fans ever saw.
CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
The Yankees are off to a 1-4 start to begin the season after failing to the Tigers 8-4 on Saturday.
Yankees have activated Phil Hughes from the DL. He will start Saturday night against the Tigers. To make room, the Yankees sent reliever Cody Eppley to Triple-A.
Eduardo Nunez, filling in for injured shortstop Derek Jeter, left the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a pitch as Ivan Nova and the Yankees fell to the Tigers in the opener of the three-game series.
Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.
The split squad Mets were defeated by the Tigers 9-4 on Sunday.
Kevin Youkilis collected two RBIs in the Yankees 10-6 defeat to Detroit on Saturday.
Brennan Boesch made his Yankees’ debut and went 0-or-3 Saturday as a New York split squad lost 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
After tweeting “No body cant stop me (sic),” Valdespin was indeed stopped — by a Justin Verlander fastball to the you-know-what. And he wasn’t wearing a cup.
The 22-year-old right-hander dominated three levels of the minors last year, earning Detroit’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Award.
Nova allowed an infield single over two scoreless innings and the New York Yankees stopped a seven-game losing streak by beating a Detroit Tigers split squad 10-3 on Saturday.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
Losing A-Rod until mid-season will force the Yankees to make power-hitting outfielder Cody Ross their number one target.
Andy Pettitte and the Yankees have agreed a one-year deal worth $12 million.
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