Looking to get back on track after stumbling a bit lately, the Detroit Tigers are in a tight battle with the New York Yankees through five innings on Sunday, and trail 3-1 on the scoreboard.
Detroit starter Max Scherzer continued his string of erratic performances, and tossed 118 pitches before being taken out of the game after just 4.2 innings pitched. Scherzer also walked a career-high seven batters, and now owns a 7.77 ERA on the season after five starts.
The Yankees opened the scoring with a two-run second inning, and added a Curtis Granderson solo home run in the fourth. The Tigers scored their lone run of the afternoon on a Prince Fielder upper deck homer on a hanging changeup from pitcher C.C. Sabathia, but have not been able to mount a consistent rally. The locked-in Fielder now has three home runs and 11 RBI on the season, but is just one of two Tigers players who have recorded a hit against Sabathia thus far.
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