By NOAH TRISTER/AP Baseball Writer
DETROIT (AP) – Gary Sanchez hit two home runs – including a first-inning drive estimated at nearly 500 feet – and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven tidy innings in his return from the disabled list to lead the New York Yankees to a 13-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Sanchez’s two-run shot in the first was estimated at 493 feet by Statcast. The Yankees led 2-0 after that and never looked back.
Tanaka (9-10) allowed three runs and six hits in his first appearance since Aug. 9. He’d been out with right shoulder inflammation.
Matthew Boyd (5-7) allowed seven runs and seven hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Aaron Judge singled and walked three times, ending his record-setting streak of 37 games with at least one strikeout.
Aaron Hicks added a homer for the Yankees. Nicholas Castellanos hit two for Detroit, including an inside-the-park homer with two outs in the ninth.