By Dave Hart
Yankees 4, Tigers 0 – The New York Yankees blanked the Tigers in the weekend series opener on Friday night.
New York’s starting pitcher CC Sabathia picked up the shutout win, tossing seven scoreless innings while allowing five hits.
The Yankees were paced by Didi Gregorius with double and two RBIs while Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each added an RBI.
The Tigers are now 30-30 on the season, good for third place in the American League Central Division behind the first-place Cleveland Indians.
Detroit will look to even the series against the Yankees with a win on Saturday night.
Tied for 2nd Place in AL Central Division (3.5 games behind first-place Cleveland)
3 games behind Seattle for last Wild Card spot
Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 106
Magic # to clinch an AL Central Division title: 107
Next Game: 06/11/2016 @ New York Yankees 7:15 p.m. @ Yankee Stadium
Hitting stats: N/A.
Pitching stats: Mike Pelfrey L (1-6) 6.2 IP 6 H 4 R 3 ER 5 BB 2 K.