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.