By Dave Hart

Yankees 4, Tigers 0 – The New York Yankees blanked the Tigers in the weekend series opener on Friday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Yankees jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first and added a run in the third frame.

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.

J.D. Martinez paced Detroit with two hits while starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey tossed the loss, allowing three earned runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings.Eye on the D

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.

Record: 30-30

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.