Detroit's strong start to the season appears to be fading away, as the Tigers fell to the Yankees 6-2 on Sunday to lose the three-game series and drop to 11-11 on the year.
Starter Max Scherzer walked a career-high seven batters, on a day when Tigers pitchers combined to offer nine free passes and give up 11 hits. For the Yankees, pitcher CC Sabathia had his A-game, fanning eight batters in as many innings with only four hits allowed. The win moved Sabathia to 3-0 on the year, while Scherzer fell to a frustrating 1-3.
Power bats Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera drove in both of Detroit's runs, but the duo only managed a pair of hits. Surging outfielder Brennan Boesch was also one of the few bright spots, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and run scored. Boesch is now batting .231 on the year after his first multi-hit game since back on April 17.
The skidding Tigers will aim to get back on track on Monday when they open a three-game series with Kansas City.
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