The Detroit Tigers suffered their second nine-run loss of the season last night, falling 13-4 to the New York Yankees in a snowy (and potentially needless) game at Comerica Park. David Price was knocked around for eight runs on 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings, while other pitchers didn't fare much better.
Yoenis Cespedes was the only Tigers hitter to collect more than one hit. He went 2 for 3 on the night, driving in a run with a two-out single in the bottom of the first inning. Cespedes' first hit helped key a four-run rally that made the game close in the early innings. He also singled in the sixth inning.
J.D. Martinez worked a bases loade, two-out walk in the bottom of the first inning to score the Tigers' first run of the game. The walk, along with Cespedes' single in the next at-bat, helped get the Tigers back into the game early on. Martinez came around to score later in the inning, but went 0 for 3 otherwise.
Ian Krol threw a pair of scoreless innings on Wednesday, the best that any Tigers pitcher fared tonight. After a rough outing on Tuesday, Krol struck out two and did not allow a hit in his two frames. He walked two batters, though.
Joba Chamberlain threw a scoreless inning and did not allow a baserunner. His ERA is still at 0.00 for the season.
In slightly happier times, Kyle Lobstein was voted the Player of the Game despite taking the loss in Tuesday's 5-2 defeat against the Yankees. Lobstein allowed just one run in six innings, but a lifeless offense and a bad inning from his bullpen resulted in his first loss of the year.