DETROIT -- Nathan Eovaldi had his first signature start as a Yankee, going seven innings, allowing one run on eight hits. He struck out four and walked one to lead the New York Yankees to a 5-2 victory against the Detroit Tigers.
Against the lethal Tigers' lineup, Eovaldi continually put bases runners on only to erase them, mostly with double plays. He didn't give up a run until the seventh when the Yankees were already up four runs. Eovladi picked up his first win as a Yankee as his ERA dropped to 3.12.
Big D: Eovaldi left the game up three runs, but with a man on second and no outs in the eighth. It was no problem for Dellin Betances, who retired the next three batters, including Ian Kinsler to end the inning for one of his two strikeouts.
Ninth Try: After the Yankees picked up an insurance run in the top of the ninth, Chris Martin tried to finish up the game, but only recorded two out, while giving up two hits.
Andrew Miller, in a four-run save situation because the tying run was on-deck, walked Nick Castellanos on a 3-2 pitch. A pitch earlier, it looked as if Castellanos didn't check his swing on what would have been the final out of the game. With the bases loaded, pinch-hitter Rajai Davis walked to pull the Tigers within three.
Miller finally ended it by striking out Jose Iglesias. It was Miller's fifth save of the season.
Double Trouble: Eovaldi picked up double plays in each of the first two innings and four of the first six.
Young is basically in a platoon situation, where he will play against all lefty starters and one of the regulars (on Tuesday, it was Carlos Beltran) will sit.
No. 3 hitter: Rodriguez flew out to deep center in the first. In the third, he popped out to second. In the sixth and seventh, he walked. In the ninth, he just missed home run 659 as he sent Cespedes' back to the wall in left. Cespedes made the catch.
After the 0-for-3 night, Rodriguez's average dropped to .267.
On Deck: The Tigers and the Yankees have two more games left in their series. On Wednesday night, Adam Warren (0-1, 4.82) vs. David Price (1-0, 0.40). On Thursday, Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 3.94) vs. Anibal Sanchez (1-2, 7.71).