Tigers Hammered by Yanks
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez added to his momentous weekend with a homer and five RBIs, Carlos Beltran went deep from both sides of the plate and the New York Yankees routed the Detroit Tigers 14-3 Saturday night.
Light-hitting Didi Gregorius homered for the second consecutive night and New York banged out a season-best 18 hits on Old-Timers' Day at Yankee Stadium. With former greats from Whitey Ford to Rickey Henderson on hand, the team presented Willie Randolph with a Monument Park plaque and surprised Mel Stottlemyre with one of his own.
Brett Gardner tripled, doubled and singled his first three times up against Alfredo Simon (7-4), sparking the Yankees to a laugher from his leadoff spot. Chris Young homered off backup infielder Josh Wilson in the eighth and finished with three hits.
One night after he homered for his 3,000th hit and drank a champagne toast with teammates, Rodriguez was at it again.
Game three of the series in New York is today. Broadcast time is 12:40 p.m. on WBCK.