Jameson Taillon allowed a run in five effective innings for his first win in exactly two years, and Aaron Judge led in three runs, including an RBI brace tied in the fifth inning, as host New York Yankees won a 6-4 victory. over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
Taillon (1-2) allowed three hits in the longest of his five outings with the Yankees and didn’t allow a hit until Jeimer Candelario had a homerun with two strikeouts in the fourth. He struck out eight, walked three and threw 79 shots.
Taillon had six strikeouts before Candelario scored, then escaped a basics-laden jam in the fifth by knocking out Miguel Cabrera.
It was Taillon’s first victory since defeating the Texas Rangers on May 1, 2019 for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A little over three months later, Taillon underwent his second Tommy John surgery and then fine-tuned his mechanics during his lengthy rehabilitation.
A day after hitting two home runs on his return after missing two games with lower body pain, the judge hit an RBI brace on fifth off Spencer Turnbull (1-2) to give the Yankees a 2-hour lead. -1. He then hit a two-run single against Jose Cisnero sixth of New York’s four-pointers when the Yankees took a 6-1 lead.
Gleyber Torres also had three points for the Yankees, who are 7-3 in their last 10 games. Torres hit an RBI single in the third and added a two-run baseline in the sixth.
The Tigers lost their fourth in a row and lost for the 14th time in their last 16 games, although this time they made a late comeback attempt.
Candelario went 3-for-4, Jonathan Schoop added a two-run single in the seventh against Justin Wilson, and Niko Goodrum homed Chad Green in the eighth, his fourth of the season.
Green easily finished the eighth and Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect ninth for his fifth save in as many chances.
Turnbull allowed four runs on five hits over five innings. The right-hander was lifted after hitting Aaron Hicks with a pitch and stepping Gary Sanchez to open the sixth.
A march towards Clint Frazier loaded the bases and, after Cisneros secured the first two outs, the judge threw a 0-1 fastball down the right court to put New York ahead 4-1. The Yankees took a 6-1 lead when Torres snatched a 0-1 fastball from left field.
– Field-level media