The Detroit Tigers are off to a 0-2 start to the 2011 season after losing again to the New York Yankees. The Tigers lost to the Yankees, 6-3, on Thursday, and today they lost by a score of 10-6 thanks to a game filled with bad pitching.
The Yankees roughed up Brad Penny early on in his first start as a Tiger. Alex Rodriguez hit a double in the first inning to score Derek Jeter, and Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher followed with an RBI each. In the second inning, Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer to put the Yankees on top by a score of 6-0.
The Tigers made things interesting with an Austin Jackson home run in the third and two runs in the fifth, but home runs by New York's Russell Martin and Alex Rodriguez blew the game open again. Martin's homer was another three-run jack for the Yankees, and A-Rod's solo shot made this a 10-3 game.
The Tigers added three runs thanks to a two-run homer by Victor Martinez in the eighth and a throwing error in the ninth. That made the final score 10-6 in favor of the Yankees, which will go for the sweep tomorrow afternoon. Detroit will send Max Scherzer to the mound and they will likely be without Magglio Ordonez due to ankle soreness.