Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Nathan Eovaldi halted an eight-month winless
drought by firing seven-plus strong innings that steered the New York Yankees
to a 5-2 decision over the Detroit Tigers.
Aided by four double plays and solo homers by Chris Young and Stephen Drew,
Eovaldi (1-0) limited Detroit’s powerful offense to one run on eight hits to
notch his first victory since Aug. 8 of last season. The offseason acquisition
had gone 0-8 with three no-decisions over his previous 11 starts.
Young finished 3-for-3 and ended a triple shy of the cycle, while Drew and
Brett Gardner each had two hits and combined for three runs to help the
Yankees hand the Tigers just their third loss in 14 games this season.
J.D. Martinez went 3-for-4 and scored both runs for Detroit, which halted New
York’s three-game win streak with a 2-1 triumph in Monday’s opener of this
Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein (1-1) pitched well in a tough-luck defeat,
permitting only one run and three hits while walking four over six effective