Yankees’ 6-2 win in Detroit puts a break on 10-series losing streak

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New York Yankees 6, Detroit Tigers 2

DETROIT — On Wednesday night, the New York Yankees broke their 10-series winless streak by securing a 6-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers. Gleyber Torres played a significant role by hitting a home run for the third consecutive game.

The Yankees extended their lead with home runs from DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton. This victory marked their third consecutive win in the four-game series. Prior to this, their last series win was a three-game sweep against Kansas City from July 21-23. Furthermore, their last road series victory dated back to June 27-29 when they won two out of three games against Oakland.

For the 12th time in 14 seasons, Stanton achieved the milestone of 20 home runs, a feat unmatched in the major leagues since 2010. His big league career includes an impressive total of 398 home runs.

Gerrit Cole (12-4) demonstrated his prowess by conceding only two runs and four hits across six innings. This marked his first instance of winning consecutive starts since May 28 and June 3. With an ERA of 2.95, he now stands in second place in the AL, trailing only Minnesota’s Sonny Gray who holds a 2.92 ERA.

In a solid display, Ian Hamilton closed the game with a four-hitter, securing his second save of the season.

Jake Rogers and Spencer Torkelson each contributed a home run for the Tigers, although their efforts couldn’t prevent a fifth consecutive loss. Throughout a 10-game homestand, they’ve struggled, losing seven out of nine games.

Detroit’s strategy to start Brendan White (2-3) against New York’s lineup dominated by right-handed batters didn’t yield the desired results. Despite striking out the first two batters he faced, the subsequent five managed to reach base. The outcome saw Stanton delivering an RBI single, and then he himself scored as White accidentally hit Everson Periera with a pitch while the bases were loaded.

In the second inning, Joey Wentz conceded a home run to LeMahieu, followed by an RBI single from Everson Pereira in the third.

In a swift succession, Torres and Stanton launched home runs on consecutive pitches during the fourth inning, marking the Yankees’ third occurrence of back-to-back homers in four games. Torres’ performance in August has been remarkable, boasting a .340 batting average along with seven home runs. The Yankees’ power surge continued as they managed to hit 20 home runs in their last eight games.

During the fifth inning, Tigers’ center fielder Parker Meadows displayed his defensive prowess, making a remarkable running catch to prevent Oswald Pereza from achieving an extra-base hit.


On Thursday, New York will have RHP Clarke Schmidt (8-8, 4.51) taking the starting mound.

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