Tigers 7, Yankees 5; Smyly’s first win a gem as Tigers hold on
The Tigers were in desperate need of a stopper to help them end their five-game losing streak. As unexpected as Andy Dirks was to be one, Drew Smyly was a real surprise.
But then, Smyly’s whole season so far has been one of baseball’s best first impressions. Thanks to six-plus innings of two-hit, one-run ball at Yankee Stadium, he finally has his first Major League win to show for a month of standout pitching, helping lead the Tigers to a 7-5 win Saturday afternoon. (MLB.com)