Tanaka, Torres lead Yanks over Tigers 2-1; McCutchen hitless

NEW YORK (AP) Gleyber Torres came through for the Yankees on a day they welcomed newcomers Andrew McCutchen and Adeiny Hechavarria to the Bronx and got slugging catcher Gary Sanchez back from the disabled list.

Torres hit a two-run homer and Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven strong innings for his first win since July, as New York beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Saturday.

The Yankees got only two hits, but won for the 11th time in 15 games. New York has the second-best record in the majors, behind AL East-leading Boston.

Torres hit his 22nd homer of the season and third since the start of the Yankees' homestand on Monday, a stretch over which he's batting .526 with eight RBIs.

''He's impacted our club in a profound way on both sides of the ball all year,'' manager Aaron Boone said about Torres, a Rookie of the Year candidate.

Torres connected in the fifth off Daniel Norris (0-3) for the Yankees' first hit.

McCutchen went 0 for 3 and struck out twice in his Yankees debut. The former NL MVP batted leadoff and played right field, a day after being acquired from San Francisco.

''I didn't have the game I wanted to have personally, the first one, but we got the win and that's what's most important,'' McCutchen said. ''All around it was a good day and it's a day I'm not going to forget for sure.''

Sanchez, who missed nearly six weeks with a recurring groin injury, went 0 for 4.

''I thought he caught great today,'' Boone said. ''I thought he looked pretty much on time at the plate, so I thought a really good first day for him even though he didn't get any results at the plate.''

Hechavarria, traded from Pittsburgh to New York late Friday night, arrived at the ballpark about two hours before first pitch and entered at shortstop to start the ninth.

''When I got the news it was about 12:30 at night so I was not really waiting for anything like that so it was a big surprise for me,'' Hechavarria said through a translator. ''I've got to thank God I'm here with a great team with a well-known history.''

Tanaka (10-5) gave up one run and seven hits for his first victory since July 31. He was 0-3 with a 4.40 ERA in five August starts.

''Just to be able to come up with the win today, I think that's a really good start,'' Tanaka said through a translator.

Tanaka joined Andy Pettitte as the only pitchers in Yankees' history to reach double-digit wins in each of their first five seasons in the majors.

Jonathan Holder pitched a scoreless eighth and Dellin Betances notched his second save in the ninth.

Norris, reinstated from the disabled list and making his first big league appearance since April 29, was pulled later in the fifth with cramping in his left calf. He had been sidelined for most of the season with a strained left groin.

''He's coming off this groin thing, the surgery, so you have to get him out of there. He tried to stay,'' said Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire. ''The ball came out of hands, it's just the calf was cramping.''

Norris fanned seven, including six of the first 10 New York batters.

The Tigers loaded the bases in the first and scored on a sacrifice fly by Victor Martinez.

CALL-UPS

Both clubs made additional moves before the game with rosters expanding from 25 to 40.

New York recalled RHP Luis Cessa and INF Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and signed lefty reliever Stephen Tarpley to a major league contract. Wade appeared as a pinch-runner in the seventh, stole a base and remained in the game. OF Shane Robinson was designated for assignment.

Detroit recalled RHP Sandy Baez from Double-A Erie.

THAT'S A FIRST

Betances fanned Jeimer Candelario to start the ninth, becoming the first reliever in major league history to record at least 100 strikeouts in five consecutive seasons.

''It means a lot, honestly,'' Betances said about the feat. ''From 2014 I've been able to stay healthy which is the key.''

IT TAKES TWO

Saturday's game was New York's third game with two or fewer hits this season, and their first win with less than three hits since May 27, 2017, versus Oakland.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: SS Didi Gregorius (left heel contusion) sprinted on a treadmill, fielded grounders and took batting practice. GM Brian Cashman said that a more realistic return date for Gregorius could be Friday in Seattle as opposed to Monday at Oakland. ... OF Clint Frazier (migraines) will be re-evaluated after finishing the remaining minor league games available to rehab in. ... LHP Aroldis Chapman (left knee tendinitis) continues to receive treatment but there is still no timetable for his return.

UP NEXT

Tigers: LHP Matthew Boyd (8-12, 4.22 ERA) will make his first career appearance at Yankee Stadium in Sunday's series finale.

Yankees: RHP Lance Lynn (8-9, 4.84 ERA) tries to get back on track after allowing 13 runs in 15 innings over his last three starts.

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DET54-82
100000000191
NYY86-50
00002000X220
  • W: M. Tanaka (10-5)L: D. Norris (0-3)S: D. Betances (2)
  • HR: NYY - G. Torres (22)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Mahtook LF41100022.219.291.350.6411.0
J. Adduci 1B40200022.293.322.431.7531.0
N. Castellanos RF30200101.291.346.484.8293.0
V. Martinez DH30010002.251.298.351.6491.0
N. Goodrum 3B40100022.234.305.430.7350.0
R. Rodriguez SS20000002.205.243.307.5500.0
a- J. Candelario PH10000010.225.313.402.714-0.5
G. Greiner C40100001.221.313.294.6072.0
J. Jones CF40200011.207.261.365.6263.5
D. Lugo 2B40000003.333.333.417.7500.0
  • a-struck out for Rodriguez in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen RF30000020.254.357.412.7690.0
G. Stanton DH40000023.273.348.518.866-1.0
A. Hicks CF30100110.252.368.472.8391.5
M. Andujar 3B31000102.297.329.526.8552.0
A. Hechavarria SS00000000.254.287.342.6300.0
G. Sanchez C40000004.185.279.410.6890.0
G. Torres SS-2B31121020.282.351.515.8656.0
L. Voit 1B10000210.298.385.561.9461.5
T. Wade PR-2B-3B00000000.186.238.305.5432.0
N. Walker 2B-1B30000002.221.306.345.6510.0
B. Gardner LF20000121.239.330.376.7060.0
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Greiner (5)
    • SF - V. Martinez (6)
    • SH - R. Rodriguez (2)
    • RBI - V. Martinez (48)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Adduci 2 (2), N. Castellanos, V. Martinez, R. Rodriguez 2 (2), J. Jones, D. Lugo
    BATTING
    • HR - G. Torres (22)
    • RBI - G. Torres 2 (64)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Stanton 3 (3), G. Sanchez 2 (2), B. Gardner
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Jones (10)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Wade
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Goodrum-Adduci)
    • E - N. Goodrum (12)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Wade-Torres-Walker)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Norris (L, 0-3)4.11221715.491.376.5
    D. VerHagen0.20002004.991.19-2.0
    B. Farmer1.11001104.771.621.5
    D. Stumpf0.20000105.681.670.5
    V. Alcantara1.00001102.821.162.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Norris (L, 0-3)4.1
    D. VerHagen0.2
    B. Farmer1.1
    D. Stumpf0.2
    V. Alcantara1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Tanaka (W, 10-5)7.07111603.831.1325.0
    J. Holder (H, 7)1.01000103.121.022.5
    D. Betances (S, 2)1.01000102.540.979.5
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Tanaka (W, 10-5)7.0
    J. Holder (H, 7)1.0
    D. Betances (S, 2)1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - D. VerHagen (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 68-44, D. VerHagen 15-7, B. Farmer 26-15, D. Stumpf 15-12, V. Alcantara 17-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 1-5, D. Stumpf 1-0, V. Alcantara 3-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Norris 15, D. VerHagen 5, B. Farmer 5, D. Stumpf 2, V. Alcantara 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 96-67, J. Holder 8-6, D. Betances 14-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 7-8, J. Holder 1-0, D. Betances 2-0
    • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 29, J. Holder 3, D. Betances 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    DET54-82
    100000000191
    NYY86-50
    00002000X220
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Mahtook LF41100022.219.291.350.6411.0
    J. Adduci 1B40200022.293.322.431.7531.0
    N. Castellanos RF30200101.291.346.484.8293.0
    V. Martinez DH30010002.251.298.351.6491.0
    N. Goodrum 3B40100022.234.305.430.7350.0
    R. Rodriguez SS20000002.205.243.307.5500.0
    a- J. Candelario PH10000010.225.313.402.714-0.5
    G. Greiner C40100001.221.313.294.6072.0
    J. Jones CF40200011.207.261.365.6263.5
    D. Lugo 2B40000003.333.333.417.7500.0
    Total3319101816-----
    • a-struck out for Rodriguez in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. McCutchen RF30000020.254.357.412.7690.0
    G. Stanton DH40000023.273.348.518.866-1.0
    A. Hicks CF30100110.252.368.472.8391.5
    M. Andujar 3B31000102.297.329.526.8552.0
    A. Hechavarria SS00000000.254.287.342.6300.0
    G. Sanchez C40000004.185.279.410.6890.0
    G. Torres SS-2B31121020.282.351.515.8656.0
    L. Voit 1B10000210.298.385.561.9461.5
    T. Wade PR-2B-3B00000000.186.238.305.5432.0
    N. Walker 2B-1B30000002.221.306.345.6510.0
    B. Gardner LF20000121.239.330.376.7060.0
    Total26222151012-----
    HITTERSAB
    A. McCutchen RF3
    G. Stanton DH4
    A. Hicks CF3
    M. Andujar 3B3
    A. Hechavarria SS0
    G. Sanchez C4
    G. Torres SS-2B3
    L. Voit 1B1
    T. Wade PR-2B-3B0
    N. Walker 2B-1B3
    B. Gardner LF2
    Total26
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Greiner (5)
      • SF - V. Martinez (6)
      • SH - R. Rodriguez (2)
      • RBI - V. Martinez (48)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Adduci 2 (2), N. Castellanos, V. Martinez, R. Rodriguez 2 (2), J. Jones, D. Lugo
      BATTING
      • HR - G. Torres (22)
      • RBI - G. Torres 2 (64)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Stanton 3 (3), G. Sanchez 2 (2), B. Gardner
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Jones (10)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Wade
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Goodrum-Adduci)
      • E - N. Goodrum (12)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Wade-Torres-Walker)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Norris (L, 0-3)4.11221715.491.376.5
      D. VerHagen0.20002004.991.19-2.0
      B. Farmer1.11001104.771.621.5
      D. Stumpf0.20000105.681.670.5
      V. Alcantara1.00001102.821.162.5
      Total8.02225101---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Norris (L, 0-3)4.1
      D. VerHagen0.2
      B. Farmer1.1
      D. Stumpf0.2
      V. Alcantara1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Tanaka (W, 10-5)7.07111603.831.1325.0
      J. Holder (H, 7)1.01000103.121.022.5
      D. Betances (S, 2)1.01000102.540.979.5
      Total9.0911180---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Tanaka (W, 10-5)7.0
      J. Holder (H, 7)1.0
      D. Betances (S, 2)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. VerHagen (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Norris 68-44, D. VerHagen 15-7, B. Farmer 26-15, D. Stumpf 15-12, V. Alcantara 17-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Norris 1-5, D. Stumpf 1-0, V. Alcantara 3-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Norris 15, D. VerHagen 5, B. Farmer 5, D. Stumpf 2, V. Alcantara 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Tanaka 96-67, J. Holder 8-6, D. Betances 14-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Tanaka 7-8, J. Holder 1-0, D. Betances 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Tanaka 29, J. Holder 3, D. Betances 4
      • 5TH INNING
        Torres homered to left, Andujar scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Martinez hit sacrifice fly to left, Mahtook scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Adeiny Hechavarria at shortstop
        • Dellin Betances relieved Jonathan Holder
        • Jeimer Candelario hit for Ronny Rodriguez
        • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Greiner grounded out to first
        • J. Jones: Jones singled to center
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Foul, Lugo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Jonathan Holder relieved Masahiro Tanaka
        • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Castellanos singled to left center
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Martinez grounded out to shortstop, Castellanos out at second
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Victor Alcantara relieved Daniel Stumpf
        • A. McCutchen: McCutchen grounded out to third
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Andujar safe at first on 3rd baseman Goodrum fielding error, Hicks to second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded into fielder's choice to third, Andujar out at second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • G. Greiner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Greiner doubled to deep right
        • J. Jones: Ball, Ball, Jones singled to center, Greiner to third
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Jones stole second, Foul, Foul, Lugo grounded out to first
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • J. Adduci: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • B. Farmer Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Voit walked
        • Tyler Wade ran for Luke Voit
        • Daniel Stumpf relieved Buck Farmer
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Wade stole second, Foul, Foul, Walker grounded out to first, Wade to third
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martinez flied out to deep center
        • N. Goodrum: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Rodriguez: Rodriguez lined out to left
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Buck Farmer relieved Drew VerHagen
        • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hicks reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Andujar lined out to third
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Sanchez lined out to third, Hicks out at first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Lugo grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Mahtook: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Mahtook struck out swinging
        • J. Adduci: Adduci singled to center
        • N. Castellanos: Castellanos grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Andujar walked
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez flied out to left
        • G. Torres: Ball, Torres homered to left, Andujar scored
        • L. Voit: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball
        • Voit walked
        • N. Walker: Walker flied out to deep left
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked, Voit to second
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Ball, McCutchen hit by pitch, Voit to third, Gardner to second
        • G. Stanton: Stanton popped out to first
        • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum singled to right
        • R. Rodriguez: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Rodriguez hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Goodrum to second
        • G. Greiner: Strike swinging, Greiner grounded out to third
        • J. Jones: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Jones struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Stanton fouled out to first
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Ball, Strike looking, Mahtook flied out to left
        • J. Adduci: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Adduci struck out swinging
        • N. Castellanos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
        • V. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Martinez fouled out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Ball, Walker lined out to center
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • G. Greiner: Ball, Greiner grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Jones: Strike looking, Jones flied out to left
        • D. Lugo: Strike looking, Lugo lined out to right
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Andujar flied out to deep right
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Torres struck out looking
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Tanaka Pitching:
        • M. Mahtook: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Mahtook singled to shallow left
        • J. Adduci: Adduci reached on an infield single to pitcher, Mahtook to second
        • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Castellanos singled to left center, Mahtook to third, Adduci to second
        • V. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Martinez hit sacrifice fly to left, Mahtook scored
        • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Goodrum struck out swinging
        • R. Rodriguez: Ball, Strike looking, Rodriguez flied out to left
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Norris Pitching:
        • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, McCutchen struck out looking
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • A. Hicks: Ball, Hicks lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)