Zimmermann leads Tigers to soggy 2-0 win over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) After a downpour that caused flash-flood warnings led to the afternoon's second lengthy delay, Yankees manager Joe Girardi and Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus met in center field with crew chief Jerry Layne. There was about an inch of standing water dampening their cleats, down from pond-like areas a short time earlier.

By the time play resumed more than an hour later, after the grounds crew aerated the field with pitchforks, nearly all the water had drained.

''I can't believe we got the game in, as bad as the field looked,'' Detroit pitcher Jordan Zimmermann said after Wednesday's 2-0 win over New York, which ended 7 hours, 29 minutes after the scheduled 1:05 p.m. start.

Major League Baseball, after consulting with the Yankees, delayed the first pitch by 1:26. A deluge after the seventh inning caused a 3:11 interruption, much of it to allow the grounds crew to work on the field.

''Players entertained themselves with hijinks and card games, and the coaches just kind of sit around,'' Ausmus said.

No hijinks for the manager and his staff.

''We're too old for that,'' the 48-year-old Ausmus said.

Zimmermann pitched his first scoreless outing for Detroit in 1 1/2 seasons. Justin Upton hit an early RBI double against Masahiro Tanaka (8-10) on the 10th anniversary of Upton's major league debut.

Zimmermann (7-8) did not allow run in his first three outings with the Tigers after signing a $110 million, five-year contract, starting with 24 1/3 scoreless innings last year. After not pitching shutout ball in 35 outings since, he allowed six hits over seven innings, walked none and struck out six, including three in a row looking in fourth.

''The ball's coming out much better than it did the first half of the season,'' Zimmerman said.

Only a few hundred fans from the original crowd of 43,379 remained when play resumed shortly after 8 p.m.

Bruce Rondon, overcoming two broken spikes on his cleats, pitched the bottom of the eighth. Shane Greene finished with a perfect ninth for his second save in two nights since taking over as the Tigers' closer following the trade of Justin Wilson to the Chicago Cubs.

Tanaka dropped to 0-6 in day games this year. He allowed a run and three hits in his first five pitches, then gave up only an unearned run over the next five innings. Tanaka allowed up six hits and struck out six, lowering his afternoon ERA from 14.81 to 12.15.

Detroit went ahead after five pitches when Ian Kinsler and Jim Adduci singled, and Upton grounded a double past third baseman Todd Frazier and down the left-field line.

Tanaka walked Mikie Mahtook with two outs in the fourth, and James McCann singled to center. Jacoby Ellsbury allowed the ball to kick off the heel of his glove, then dropped it as he tried to pick it up, and Mahtook scored on the error. Mahtook went first to home in 10.36 seconds, the fastest trip by a Detroit player this year, according to MLB Statcast.

New York was shut out for just the second time this season and went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position, dropping to 1 for 18 over the last two games. After going 0-8-2 in series during a swoon that began in mid-June, the Yankees won three series in a row before losing two of three games to the Tigers. This loss left New York a game behind Boston in the AL East.

''You just have to find ways to get that situational hitting - whether it's hitting a groundball, or a sac fly,'' Chase Headley said. ''As a group we have not done that very well lately.''

SCUFFLING JUDGE

Judge is hitting .149 (10 for 67) with four homers, nine RBIs and 29 strikeouts since the All-Star break, dropping his average from .329 to .299. He has struck out in 21 consecutive games.

''Just missing my pitch,'' he said. ''I am getting my pitch. I'm not capitalizing on that.''

IMMACULATE

Dellin Betances struck out the side on nine pitches in the eighth , retiring Adduci swinging, Upton looking and Miguel Cabrera swinging. It was the sixth ''immaculate inning'' in Yankees history, according to Baseball Almanac, after AL Downing (Aug. 11, 1967), Ron Guidry (Aug. 7, 1984), A.J. Burnett (June 20, 2009), Ivan Nova (May 29, 2013) and Brandon McCarthy (Sept. 17, 2014).

TRAINER'S ROOM

Tigers: SS Jose Iglesias didn't start for the second straight day after straining his right wrist on a strikeout Monday. He was a late defensive replacement.

Yankees: OF Aaron Hicks (strained oblique) went 1 for 3 in his first rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (5-5) is to open a series at Baltimore and RHP Chris Tillman (1-6).

Yankees: RHP Sonny Gray (6-5) is scheduled to make his Yankees debut in Thursday's series opener at AL Central-leading Cleveland, which starts RHP Corey Kluber (8-3), the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner.

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  • W: J. Zimmermann (7-8)L: M. Tanaka (8-10)S: S. Greene (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
I. Kinsler 2B41100010.244.324.385.7091.5
J. Adduci RF40200010.279.343.426.7702.5
J. Upton LF40110031.279.368.512.8801.5
M. Cabrera 1B40000023.257.341.417.758-1.0
N. Castellanos 3B40000032.243.309.439.749-1.5
J. Iglesias SS00000000.263.295.364.6590.0
V. Martinez DH40100002.259.330.377.7062.0
M. Mahtook CF21000201.285.344.461.8055.0
J. McCann C40100011.251.323.456.7790.5
A. Romine SS-3B30000001.226.290.344.6340.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40100000.261.355.463.8171.0
    J. Ellsbury CF40200000.248.328.357.6854.0
    A. Judge RF40100023.299.423.6281.0510.0
    G. Sanchez C30100003.270.345.491.8363.0
    D. Gregorius SS40100014.302.329.503.8330.5
    M. Holliday DH40000014.232.322.435.758-0.5
    C. Headley 1B40100033.272.354.393.7470.5
    T. Frazier 3B40000023.204.327.407.735-1.0
    R. Torreyes 2B30000010.284.305.374.679-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Adduci (5), J. Upton (31), V. Martinez (14)
      • RBI - J. Upton (69)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Sanchez (14), C. Headley (25)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Mahtook (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Ellsbury (15)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Ellsbury (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Zimmermann (W, 7-8)7.06000605.351.4728.0
      B. Rondon (H, 7)1.010002011.201.983.0
      S. Greene (S, 2)1.00000202.591.1911.0
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Zimmermann (W, 7-8)7.0
      B. Rondon (H, 7)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 2)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (L, 8-10)6.06211704.931.2611.5
      T. Kahnle1.00000002.280.903.0
      D. Betances2.00001402.481.337.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (L, 8-10)6.0
      T. Kahnle1.0
      D. Betances2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - B. Rondon
      • HBP - J. Zimmermann (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 92-66, B. Rondon 22-13, S. Greene 8-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 6-9, B. Rondon 1-0, S. Greene 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, B. Rondon 4, S. Greene 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 100-64, T. Kahnle 8-7, D. Betances 24-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 4-7, T. Kahnle 2-1, D. Betances 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 25, T. Kahnle 3, D. Betances 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      I. Kinsler 2B41100010.244.324.385.7091.5
      J. Adduci RF40200010.279.343.426.7702.5
      J. Upton LF40110031.279.368.512.8801.5
      M. Cabrera 1B40000023.257.341.417.758-1.0
      N. Castellanos 3B40000032.243.309.439.749-1.5
      J. Iglesias SS00000000.263.295.364.6590.0
      V. Martinez DH40100002.259.330.377.7062.0
      M. Mahtook CF21000201.285.344.461.8055.0
      J. McCann C40100011.251.323.456.7790.5
      A. Romine SS-3B30000001.226.290.344.6340.0
      Total33261021111-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Gardner LF40100000.261.355.463.8171.0
        J. Ellsbury CF40200000.248.328.357.6854.0
        A. Judge RF40100023.299.423.6281.0510.0
        G. Sanchez C30100003.270.345.491.8363.0
        D. Gregorius SS40100014.302.329.503.8330.5
        M. Holliday DH40000014.232.322.435.758-0.5
        C. Headley 1B40100033.272.354.393.7470.5
        T. Frazier 3B40000023.204.327.407.735-1.0
        R. Torreyes 2B30000010.284.305.374.679-0.5
        Total34070001020-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Adduci (5), J. Upton (31), V. Martinez (14)
          • RBI - J. Upton (69)
          BATTING
          • 2B - G. Sanchez (14), C. Headley (25)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Mahtook (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Ellsbury (15)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Ellsbury (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Zimmermann (W, 7-8)7.06000605.351.4728.0
          B. Rondon (H, 7)1.010002011.201.983.0
          S. Greene (S, 2)1.00000202.591.1911.0
          Total9.07000100---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Zimmermann (W, 7-8)7.0
          B. Rondon (H, 7)1.0
          S. Greene (S, 2)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Tanaka (L, 8-10)6.06211704.931.2611.5
          T. Kahnle1.00000002.280.903.0
          D. Betances2.00001402.481.337.0
          Total9.06212110---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Tanaka (L, 8-10)6.0
          T. Kahnle1.0
          D. Betances2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - B. Rondon
          • HBP - J. Zimmermann (6)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Zimmermann 92-66, B. Rondon 22-13, S. Greene 8-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Zimmermann 6-9, B. Rondon 1-0, S. Greene 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Zimmermann 28, B. Rondon 4, S. Greene 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 100-64, T. Kahnle 8-7, D. Betances 24-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 4-7, T. Kahnle 2-1, D. Betances 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 25, T. Kahnle 3, D. Betances 7
          • 4TH INNING
            McCann singled to deep right center, Mahtook scored, McCann to second on center fielder Ellsbury fielding error20
          • 1ST INNING
            Upton doubled to shallow left, Kinsler scored, Adduci to third10
          • 9TH INNING
            • D. Betances Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Castellanos struck out looking
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez grounded out to third
            • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Mahtook walked
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Strike looking, Mahtook stole second, McCann grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Jose Iglesias at shortstop
            • Shane Greene relieved Bruce Rondon
            • Andrew Romine at third
            • M. Holliday: Holliday grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Headley struck out looking
            • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Dellin Betances relieved Tommy Kahnle
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
            • M. Cabrera: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Bruce Rondon relieved Jordan Zimmermann
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ellsbury reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Masahiro Tanaka
            • J. McCann: McCann flied out to deep left
            • A. Romine: Foul, Romine grounded out to third
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to catcher
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Frazier grounded out to third
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Foul, Torreyes grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner grounded out to first
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Strike swinging, Castellanos flied out to deep center
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martinez doubled to deep right
            • M. Mahtook: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Mahtook flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge singled to deep left
            • G. Sanchez: Sanchez doubled to deep left, Judge to third
            • D. Gregorius: Gregorius popped out to shortstop
            • M. Holliday: Strike swinging, Holliday flied out to center
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kinsler struck out swinging
            • J. Adduci: Adduci grounded out to second
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Upton struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Foul, Torreyes grounded out to second
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner flied out to deep center
            • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Ellsbury lined out to center
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castellanos struck out swinging
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Martinez grounded out to third
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mahtook walked
            • J. McCann: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul, McCann singled to deep right center, Mahtook scored, McCann to second on center fielder Ellsbury fielding error
            • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine flied out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gregorius singled to center
            • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Holliday struck out looking
            • C. Headley: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Headley struck out looking
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Frazier struck out looking
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Kinsler fouled out to first
            • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Adduci doubled to deep right
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Foul, Cabrera lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Torreyes struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to left
            • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury singled to deep right, Gardner to third
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ellsbury stole second
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mahtook grounded out to third
            • J. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McCann struck out swinging
            • A. Romine: Foul, Romine lined out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez hit by pitch
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Gregorius lined out to right
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Holliday popped out to shortstop
            • C. Headley: Foul, Headley doubled to deep right, Sanchez to third
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Frazier lined out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Tanaka Pitching:
            • I. Kinsler: Kinsler singled to left
            • J. Adduci: Ball, Adduci singled to center, Kinsler to second
            • J. Upton: Strike swinging, Upton doubled to shallow left, Kinsler scored, Adduci to third
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Cabrera struck out on foul tip
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Castellanos struck out on foul tip
            • V. Martinez: Ball, Martinez flied out to center
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Zimmermann Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner flied out to left
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ellsbury grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Judge flied out to deep right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)