What can you say? In a game in which the Yankees found the right holes, plugged the right holes and the Tigers’ bats were filled with holes, even Doug Fister can’t save you … or keep you close, evidently.
And, when Al Alburquerque gives up his first home run of the year, a grand slam to Cano, it’s not going to end well. (By the by, left-handed hitters batted .176 [12-for-68] against Alburquerque in the regular season.)
The Tigers offense showed a few flickers of life but not until the ninth inning. And the, not nearly enough.
So now it’s up to Max Scherzer to bring the Tigers home for Game 3 tied at one game apiece.
Here’s your boxscore.