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Yankees 7 Tigers 4 | Romine brings the bat

Warren Tobin

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Luis Severino shut down the Detroit Tigers offense for eight innings while Austin Romine, Greg Bird, and Gleyber Torres all homered to help the New York Yankees win the first game of a double-header 7-4.

Turning Point

The Yankees took control in the top of the fourth inning. Greg Bird started the scoring with a solo home run to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead, which opened the offensive floodgates. Miguel Andujar and Clint Fraizer would add RBI singles with the bases loaded to extend the lead to 4-1. Austin Romine capped off the inning with a three-run home run making the score 7-1.

Three Takeaways

— Romine is a very good back-up catcher. Romine has continued to slug the ball during the 2018 campaign. He hit his fourth home run of the season and added three RBIs to give him 19 on the season. Romine was always known for his defense, but his offense is finally coming around.

— Severino continues to get better and better. Severino gave the Yankees much needed length in the first game of the doubleheader. He pitched 8 innings of 2 run, 4 hit baseball while striking out 10 Tigers. Severino continues to have a Cy Young level 2018 season.  

— Torres continues to have miscues in the field. He is still trying to find his footing on defense in the beginning of his big league career. Although he has been electric with his bat, his glove has left much to be desired. Torres made his 8th error on Monday after he bobbled a ground ball and proceeded to throw it away. Torres was bound to have some growing pains as a 21-year-old playing in the MLB.

Player of the Game

Severino pitched another gem today but it was bound to happen against a weak Tigers lineup, so Romine is the player of the game. Romine had a thunderous three-run home run to the deepest part of Comerica Park. Romine has been a tremendous back up catcher this year on both sides of the ball.

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