New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers Free Pick - 8/10/13
2013-08-10 12:05:00 EDT
The red hot Detroit Tigers shoot for another win with the New York Yankees in the way.
Detroit has been establishing themselves as the team to beat with a two week unbeaten streak. During this stretch, the Tigers have been getting both their arms and bats on the same page before the bats went silent in a 4-3, ten inning loss to the Yankees. It was bound to happen eventually, but at least the work on the mound was still strong with starter Rick Porcello giving up three runs in five frames before Al Alburquerque took the loss with a run plated in the 10th. The heaving hitting Tigers mustered 12 hits and four BB with Miguel Cabrera rapping an RBI single and a two run bomb in the 10th for a temporary tie. Detroit give Saturday’s starting assignment to Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez looks to extend his string of quality starts to four after allowing just three runs covering his last 26.2 innings.
The Yankees are generally the team threatening to capture the American League East but the Bronx Bombers have their work cut out for them in 2013. Following Friday’s victory over the white hot Tigers, the New Yorkers have still just four wins in eleven contests which means they need to go on a month long hot streak of their own. The Yankees received a steller effort on the bump from Ivan Nova who gave up one run in seven innings. However, Mariano Rivera blew another save on Miguel Cabrera’s two run shot in the 9th. The Yanks attack consisted of ten hits and eight walks Robinson Cano driving in two with Curtis Granderson singling in the game winner. Phil Hughes toes the rubber Saturday against the heavy hitting Tigers. Hughes has struggled the last two times lout with ten runs given up on 15 hits and five walks over 6.2 frames.
The Yankees finally ended the Tigers hot streak but can they keep it going? They need to but I have to give the edge to Detroit who just doesn’t go away…