Torres hits longest career home run as Yankees beat Tigers 4-2

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New York Yankees 4, Detroit Tigers 2

DETROIT — On Tuesday, the New York Yankees secured back-to-back victories for the first time in a span of four weeks. They defeated the Detroit Tigers with a score of 4-2, with Gleyber Torres hitting a home run for the second consecutive night.

Kyle Higashioka and Anthony Volpe added to the Yankees’ home runs, marking a notable contribution. Prior to this, the Yankees had last secured consecutive victories on August 2nd against Tampa Bay and the following day against Houston. Their triumph over the Tigers in the first two matches of a four-game series also marked their first consecutive away game victories since June 28th and 29th, when they played against the major league’s lowest-ranking team, Oakland.

Sitting at the bottom of the rankings with a record of 64-68, the New York team faces the risk of breaking its impressive streak of 30 consecutive winning seasons. They have two opportunities to break their run of 10 series without a victory, a dry spell that began after they swept Kansas City in a three-game series from July 21-23.

Gleyber Torres’ home run in the first inning was an impressive shot that traveled 454 feet, marking the longest distance he has achieved in his major league career so far. Notably, he has managed to hit four home runs in his last nine games.

He mentioned that he believed he was maturing quickly and gaining slightly more power.

In the sixth inning, Torres was struck on his left pinkie by a 97.8 mph fastball from Tarik Skubal, yet he stayed in the game.

Torres mentioned that he was feeling slightly sore, but it wasn’t anything too extreme.

Experiencing a losing streak of four consecutive games, Detroit (59-73) has been outscored by a margin of 27 runs.

Making his second consecutive start, Michael King pitched for four innings, conceding three hits without allowing any runs. During this time, he threw a season-high of 61 pitches.

He commented that he believed he had maintained a fairly effective and consistent mixture in his pitching. He mentioned combining the two types of fastballs – the two-seam and the four-seam – and expressed that he had successfully avoided hitting points of the bat.

Jhony Brito (5-6) came after and surrendered two hits across 3 1/3 innings without allowing any runs.

Higashioka mentioned that despite facing challenging situations in some of his previous outings, he maintains faith in his abilities and approaches his pitching with self-assurance.

In the ninth inning, Clay Holmes conceded a two-run single to Parker Meadows before concluding the game with a strikeout against Javier Báez. Holmes’ recent performances have seen him yield runs in five out of his last six appearances, leading to an increase in his ERA from 2.01 to 3.42.

Báez’s performance included going 0 for 4, which involved grounding into an inning-concluding double play with two runners on base in the seventh inning. Similarly, Riley Greene’s hit resulted in an inning-ending double play in the eighth inning.

Over the course of the past seven games, New York’s team has managed to hit a total of 17 home runs.

In the first inning, Torres added his 22nd home run, while Higashioka secured his 10th home run in the fifth inning. Both of these were achieved against Skubal (3-3), who completed six innings, conceding three runs, two of which were earned, and four hits. Skubal’s performance also included him achieving a season-high of nine strikeouts.

During the sixth inning, New York extended their lead to 3-0 after Carson Kelly’s passed ball resulted in a run being scored. In the ninth inning, Volpe delivered a home run against Garrett Hill, bringing his rookie season total to 19 home runs, in addition to 20 stolen bases.

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The Yankees’ standout right-handed pitcher, Gerrit Cole (11-4, 2.95 ERA), is set to take the mound on Wednesday night. He will be facing a Tigers opener followed by left-handed pitcher Joey Wentz (2-10, 6.62 ERA).

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One thought on “Torres hits longest career home run as Yankees beat Tigers 4-2

  1. LET’S NOT LOOSE FOCUS THAT THE YANKEES WILL WIND UP WITH THE WORST RECORD IN THE EAST DIVISION !!!. AND THE DETROIT TIGERS HAVE A WORST RECORD THAN THE YANKEES DO .
    WE AS THE HARDCORE YANKEE FANS NEED TO FOCUS ON ONE THING… CASHMAN AND LEVINE ARE A-HOLES ALONG WITH BOONE THE GOON !!!.
    CASHMAN IS STILL POSTING WISE ASS REMARKS AND SAYING HE WANTS TO KEEP BOONE AS MANAGER . HE DON’T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS ANYMORE CAUSE HAL STEINBRENNER NEEDS TO SHIT CAN HIS ASS RITE AFTER THE SEASON ENDS !!!.
    MAKE THE CHANGES “HAL”!!!. MAKE YOUR FATHER PROUD!!!.

    ENOUGH SAID !!!.

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