DETROIT, Michigan — Aaron Hicks crushed two homers as the Yankees topped the Tigers 8-6 on Friday at Comerica Park – handing Detroit its fifth straight loss.
“I like the first one. It’s a lot more exciting,” Hicks said. “It was a lot of fun, actually. Once you’re rounding that third bag right there, it’s kind of fun seeing if you can make it or not.”
No need to run on this one. pic.twitter.com/NDXnx7j3a2
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) 14 april 2018
Ronald Torreyes added three hits for New York.
Jordan Montgomery (1-0) allowed three runs and five hits in six-plus innings. New York’s bullpen struggled to hold on, but Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.
Mike Fiers (1-1) gave up five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings for the Tigers. James McCann and Jeimer Candelario homered for Detroit.
RHP Luis Cessa (0-0) is set to start Saturday for the Yankees against Tigers LHP Francisco Liriano (1-1), if weather permits.
Reported by Adrian Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports