Yankees winning streak ends with 10-3 loss to tigers


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New York Yankees 3, Detroit Tigers 10

NEW YORK — On Thursday night, Carlos Rodón surrendered Spencer Torkelson’s first two-run homer just two batters into the game, ultimately yielding seven runs over 3 2/3 innings. This unfortunate performance led the New York Yankees to fall back to a .500 record, suffering a 10-3 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Tigers.

Detroit inflicted a setback on the New York Yankees (with a record of 70-70), whose playoff aspirations were hanging by a thread. The Yankees had recently achieved a season-high winning streak of five games and had emerged victorious in eight of their last nine. However, in their quest to avert their first losing season since 1992, New York faced a challenging scenario with only 22 games remaining and trailing Toronto by seven games for the final AL wild card spot, while also lagging behind Texas and Boston.

Torkelson seized the opportunity to propel Detroit into a 2-0 lead with a 354-foot shot that found the right field’s short porch.

Matt Vierling, who registered four hits in the game, forced Carlos Rodón’s exit from the mound with an RBI single, extending Detroit’s lead to 6-1 in the fourth inning. Following this, Spencer Torkelson wasted no time and hammered a home run on only the second pitch thrown by rookie Randy Vásquez. This blast marked Torkelson’s 27th home run of the season and his fifth multi-homer game, all of which have occurred since June 29th.

Rodón (2-5) endured a season-worst outing, conceding seven runs and yielding eight hits, causing his ERA to balloon to 6.60. This marked a stark contrast from his expectations when he joined the Yankees this year as a free agent, inking a substantial six-year, $162 million deal. The disappointment was palpable as a chorus of boos rained down from the crowd of 32,722 when he exited the game and made his way back to the dugout.

Rodón has now surrendered 12 home runs in 46 1/3 innings this season, matching his total from the previous year when he pitched 178 innings for San Francisco. The Detroit Tigers were particularly effective against his fastball, going 6 for 12 in that regard.

It’s worth noting that Detroit had endured a losing streak of eight straight games in the Bronx prior to this victory.

Andy Ibáñez made a significant impact with a two-run home run and three total RBIs, and Tyler Nevin contributed an RBI double as Detroit secured its first victory in the Bronx since April 3, 2019.

Following Rodón’s departure from the game, Spencer Torkelson capitalized on a 1-0 pitch, sending it sailing down the left field line to extend Detroit’s lead to 8-1.

Eduardo Rodriguez (11-7) delivered a solid performance, allowing three runs and just four hits over six innings of play.

Gleyber Torres notched his 25th home run of the season, and rookie Everson Periera came through with a two-run double. In his sixth game, Jasson Domínguez faced a left-handed starter for the first time and encountered a challenging matchup, going 0 for 3 against Rodriguez.


For the opening game of the upcoming three-game series on Friday, the Yankees will send right-handed pitcher Luis Severino (4-8, 6.75) to the mound, while Milwaukee will counter with right-handed pitcher Colin Rea (5-5, 5.07).

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  1. Rodon was absolutely horrible last night. There was no movement on any of his pitches and he looked like he was throwing batting practice, which, in essence, he was.
    He appears to be totally out of shape, and the Yankees conditioning coaches should remake his exercise regimen to include fewer visits to the buffet table.
    When you only throw two kinds of pitches, and both are as flat as a pancake, you’re not going to fool major league hitters.
    Another of Cashman’s great failures in the FA market. Five more years of this? Unless Rodon remakes himself before the 2024 season, Yankee fans are in for five more years of stunning failures from Rodon.

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