Yankees rally after contested check swing, beat Tigers 7-5
By JAKE SEINER
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK — Gleyber Torres drove in the go-ahead run one batter after a contested check swing loaded the bases for New York in the eighth inning, and the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-5 on Friday night as they await the arrival of 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone fired up the crowd — and got himself ejected — for impersonating a catcher to show plate umpire Nic Lentz what he was missing in the fifth. Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks and Miguel Andujar then homered in the sixth to end Jordan Zimmermann’s bid for a second career no-hitter.
Boone gave the Bronx a jolt with his third ejection of his rookie season. After Torres complained to Lentz during an at-bat, Boone was tossed a moment later for shouting from the dugout. Boone then came to home plate, put a finger in Lentz’s face and squatted behind the plate and pretended to catch a pitch.
New York trailed 5-4 when it loaded the bases against Joe Jimenez (4-4) on a double by Gardner and walks by Hicks and Luke Voit. Voit was ruled to have checked his swing on a 3-2, two-out pitch. Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected for arguing that Voit went around.
Torres then lined an 0-1 pitch from Alex Wilson to left field for a single, and the ball ricocheted off the head of diving left fielder Mikie Mahtook, allowing two runs to score for a 6-5 Yankees lead. After an intentional walk to Neil Walker, Austin Romine brought in another run with an infield single.
David Robertson struck out Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Reyes with two on in the ninth for his fifth save.