Tigers Put One In Their History Book With Tie Against Yankees
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TAMPA, Fla. (WWJ/AP) – The Tigers put one in their history book with a 1-1 tie against the New York Yankees in 10 innings on Sunday during split squad play.
The tie against the Yankees gives the Tigers their fourth tie this pre-season, which is the highest number of ties in exhibition play for Detroit.
Left-hander Duane Below, one of three candidates for the Tigers’ fifth starter spot, gave up one run and three hits in 3 2-3 innings. Ramon Santiago had an RBI triple in the third.
Michael Pineda allowed one run and five hits over five innings in the New York Yankees.
Pineda is competing with Phil Hughes, Ivan Nova and Freddy Garcia for three rotation spots behind opening-day starter CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda.
Derek Jeter hit a leadoff homer in the first for the Yankees. He also had a double.
New York’s Alex Rodriguez was hit on the left side by a Brayan Villarreal pitch in the seventh and left the game.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said A-Rod was examined, is OK and is expected to play in the team’s next game on Tuesday night.
Read about the other split squad game: Tigers and Phillies.
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