Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:00 am
Throwing error in 9th costly to Tigers
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A throwing error by Jose Iglesias allowed two runs to score in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay rallied to beat Detroit 8-7 on Wednesday night.
The Tigers shortstop stumbled while trying to turn what would have been a game-ending double play; instead, his error cost Detroit the victory.
Kevin Kiermaier opened the ninth with a walk. He advanced to third on Evan Longoria's double. Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) intentionally walked Brad Miller to load the bases. One out later, the closer got Logan Morrison to ground to second base but Iglesias couldn't complete the double play, as he stumbled making the turn. He was hurt on the play and was on the field for a few minutes before walking off under his own power.
Austin Pruitt (1-0) got his first major league win in relief.
YANKEES 9, WHITE SOX 1: In New York, Aaron Judge hit a long homer and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of one-run ball as New York beat Chicago White to wrap an 8-1 homestand. It was the most wins in a homestand at Yankee Stadium since going 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009.
Judge followed Starlin Castro's three-run shot in the fifth with his 448-foot drive for the Yankees' first back-to-back homers of the season. Chase Headley and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give New York a season high four home runs.
CARDINALS 2, PIRATES 1: In St. Louis, Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for St. Louis, which swept Pittsburgh a third straight time by a score of 2-1.
Fowler had three of the Cardinals' eight hits, hitting a third-inning drive into the right-field bullpen and a shot down the right-field line in the fifth, both off Gerrit Cole (1-2).
Josh Bell had tied the score with a fourth-inning homer to center against Michael Wacha (2-1).
ORIOLES 2, REDS 0: In Cincinnati, Ubaldo Jimenez allowed only two singles while pitching into the eighth inning, and Baltimore overcame a dominating performance by Cincinnati rookie Amir Garrett in beating the Reds.
Jimenez (1-0) held the Reds to two singles in the second and four walks overall in 72/3 innings, striking out three. Brad Brach pitched the ninth for his first save.
Garrett (2-1) tied the Reds' modern record for a rookie left-hander by striking out 12 in seven innings.