Tigers' Boyd carves up Yankees, who lose Tulo to calf strain

NEW YORK (AP) The Yankees swung over slider after slider from Matthew Boyd, setting a franchise swing-and-miss record.

Even when New York connected, the damage mostly blew back in the wrong direction.

Boyd junk-balled through afternoon shadows for a career-high 13 strikeouts, Gordon Beckham hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the hobbled Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday.

The Yankees struck out 18 times overall, a team record for a nine-inning game. Many of those came on breaking pitches against Boyd , a left-hander who became the first Tigers pitcher to open a season with consecutive double-digit strikeout games since at least 1908.

''He had all of his stuff going,'' Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. ''His fastball going, his slider and everything.

''It's not about just the shadows, but that made it tough for everybody. You use it. You use what you can as a pitcher.''

A year after winning 100 games, New York has opened by dropping two of three to both the Baltimore Orioles and Tigers, teams that combined for 213 losses last season. New York already has 10 players on the injured list and expects to soon add another - shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was pulled with a strained left calf, apparently injured hitting a popup in the second inning.

Beckham connected off reliever Chad Green (0-1), his first homer since Aug. 28, 2016, while with the Atlanta Braves. It was Detroit's third and final hit of the game.

Beckham almost didn't make the club out of spring training.

''It's been awesome,'' Beckham said. ''These guys are a lot of fun to play with.''

Shane Greene got his fourth save with a perfect ninth, completing Detroit's five-hitter.

Boyd (1-1) baffled the Yankees with an offspeed-heavy arsenal. He went to his slider often, getting 13 swinging strikes while throwing the pitch 41 times. Just 45 of his 98 pitches were fastballs. He walked three and allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings.

''It was good today,'' Boyd said. ''The main point was to find out what works on a given day and just attack with that.''

Yankees hitters have 65 punchouts through six games, a franchise first.

''Sometimes that breaking ball, that can be a tough pitch when you're dealing with shadows,'' manager Aaron Boone said. ''Makes it a little trickier.''

''I wasn't hitting but I can tell you how hard it was to see the ball from both teams,'' Gardenhire said. ''The ball, the spin, the whole package with that shadow. That's a nightmare.''

Boyd's strikeouts were the most by a visiting pitcher against the Yankees since San Francisco's Jason Schmidt fanned 13 in 2002 at the previous version of Yankee Stadium.

Tulowitzki left prior to the fourth inning and further testing revealed a low-grade strain. The five-time All-Star popped up in his only at-bat in the second inning, and then told backup Tyler Wade to get loose, although Tulowitzki showed no other signs of injury even to teammates. Tulowitzki played one more inning in the field before leaving. Gleyber Torres moved to shortstop and Wade entered at second.

Signed as a free agent to fill in for injured Didi Gregorius, Tulowitzki is hitting .182 in five games. Boone says Tulowitzki is ''almost certainly'' headed to the injured list.

A week into the season, the Yankees lead the majors in players on the IL. That includes eight players who combined for 26.5 wins above replacement (WAR) for New York last season, more than half of their 56 total, per Fangraphs.

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was called out after being struck by Torres' hard grounder running between second and third base during the third inning, ending what proved to be New York's best threat.

''I get hit in the foot and that kills the momentum,'' Judge said. ''We lost it right there.''

Boone isn't worried about the Yankees bouncing back from a 2-4 homestand.

''Very easy,'' Boone said. ''Because we're a resilient group. We'll get on that plane and go get after it.''

Jonathan Loaisiga allowed a run over four innings of one-hit ball in his 2019 debut for New York. The rookie right-hander was sharp early, ending the first inning by freezing two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera with a 98 mph fastball on the outside corner. He struggled through the fourth, walking three and allowing a sacrifice fly to Christin Stewart.

Yankees leadoff man DJ LeMahieu doubled and Judge drove him in with a single in the third.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Slugger Luke Voit wore extra padding on his left hand a day after being hit there by a pitch. X-rays were negative, and Voit said the bruising wouldn't limit him. ... LHP CC Sabathia was reinstated from the suspended list and moved to the 10-day injured list. Boone hops Sabathia will rejoin the rotation during a homestand beginning April 12.

UP NEXT

Tigers: RHP Spencer Turnbull (0-1, 5.40) starts the home opener vs. Kansas City RHP Jakob Junis (1-0, 4.76).

Yankees: LHP James Paxton (0-1, 1.59) pitches against the Orioles at Baltimore's home opener. RHP Alex Cobb will make his first start of the season for the O's after opening the season on the IL.

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  • W: B. Farmer (1-0)L: C. Green (0-1)S: S. Greene (4)
  • HR: DET - G. Beckham (1)
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    D. LeMahieu 3B41100020.438.550.5631.1132.0
    A. Judge RF30110110.333.481.381.8624.5
    L. Voit DH30000122.158.385.316.7000.0
    B. Gardner PR-DH00000000.143.217.286.503-1.0
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    G. Torres 2B-SS40100032.250.280.292.572-0.5
    G. Bird 1B40100021.200.294.400.6940.0
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    T. Tulowitzki SS10000002.182.308.545.8530.0
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    M. Tauchman CF30000030.100.100.200.300-1.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Goodrum (4)
      • HR - G. Beckham
      • SF - C. Stewart
      • RBI - C. Stewart (3), G. Beckham
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos, J. Hicks 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (2)
      • RBI - A. Judge (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, G. Torres 2 (2), T. Tulowitzki 2 (2), T. Wade 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - N. Castellanos, J. Candelario
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Judge
      • CS - B. Gardner
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Cabrera
      FIELDING
      • E - G. Sanchez (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Boyd6.151131303.181.2418.5
      B. Farmer (W, 1-0)0.20000200.000.388.0
      J. Jimenez (H, 1)1.00001206.751.253.0
      S. Greene (S, 4)1.00000100.000.2510.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Boyd6.1
      B. Farmer (W, 1-0)0.2
      J. Jimenez (H, 1)1.0
      S. Greene (S, 4)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Loaisiga4.01113402.251.009.0
      J. Holder2.01000202.251.006.0
      C. Green (L, 0-1)2.01110114.500.75-0.5
      Z. Britton1.00000100.001.003.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Loaisiga4.0
      J. Holder2.0
      C. Green (L, 0-1)2.0
      Z. Britton1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 98-62, B. Farmer 10-8, J. Jimenez 18-10, S. Greene 10-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Greene 2-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 27, B. Farmer 2, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Loaisiga 70-41, J. Holder 20-16, C. Green 27-16, Z. Britton 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Loaisiga 3-5, J. Holder 2-2, C. Green 5-0, Z. Britton 2-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Loaisiga 16, J. Holder 7, C. Green 7, Z. Britton 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      N. Castellanos RF31000101.259.355.370.7254.0
      M. Cabrera 1B40000021.120.241.120.361-1.0
      N. Goodrum CF30100100.263.440.474.9143.0
      J. Candelario DH30000111.276.300.379.6792.5
      C. Stewart LF30010001.045.185.182.3671.0
      M. Mahtook LF00000000.000.059.000.0590.0
      J. Hicks C30000013.143.200.214.414-0.5
      J. Mercer SS30000020.150.261.200.461-1.0
      G. Beckham 3B31111010.167.286.667.9525.5
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        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        D. LeMahieu 3B41100020.438.550.5631.1132.0
        A. Judge RF30110110.333.481.381.8624.5
        L. Voit DH30000122.158.385.316.7000.0
        B. Gardner PR-DH00000000.143.217.286.503-1.0
        G. Sanchez C30000121.211.286.526.8120.0
        G. Torres 2B-SS40100032.250.280.292.572-0.5
        G. Bird 1B40100021.200.294.400.6940.0
        C. Frazier LF30100120.167.250.167.4171.0
        T. Tulowitzki SS10000002.182.308.545.8530.0
        T. Wade 2B30000012.167.167.167.333-0.5
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          BATTING
          • 2B - N. Goodrum (4)
          • HR - G. Beckham
          • SF - C. Stewart
          • RBI - C. Stewart (3), G. Beckham
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Castellanos, J. Hicks 3 (3)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (2)
          • RBI - A. Judge (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - L. Voit, G. Torres 2 (2), T. Tulowitzki 2 (2), T. Wade 2 (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - N. Castellanos, J. Candelario
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Judge
          • CS - B. Gardner
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Cabrera
          FIELDING
          • E - G. Sanchez (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Boyd6.151131303.181.2418.5
          B. Farmer (W, 1-0)0.20000200.000.388.0
          J. Jimenez (H, 1)1.00001206.751.253.0
          S. Greene (S, 4)1.00000100.000.2510.5
          Total9.05114180---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Boyd6.1
          B. Farmer (W, 1-0)0.2
          J. Jimenez (H, 1)1.0
          S. Greene (S, 4)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Loaisiga4.01113402.251.009.0
          J. Holder2.01000202.251.006.0
          C. Green (L, 0-1)2.01110114.500.75-0.5
          Z. Britton1.00000100.001.003.5
          Total9.0322381---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Loaisiga4.0
          J. Holder2.0
          C. Green (L, 0-1)2.0
          Z. Britton1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Boyd 98-62, B. Farmer 10-8, J. Jimenez 18-10, S. Greene 10-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Greene 2-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Boyd 27, B. Farmer 2, J. Jimenez 3, S. Greene 3
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Loaisiga 70-41, J. Holder 20-16, C. Green 27-16, Z. Britton 11-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Loaisiga 3-5, J. Holder 2-2, C. Green 5-0, Z. Britton 2-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Loaisiga 16, J. Holder 7, C. Green 7, Z. Britton 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Beckham homered to right center21
          • 4TH INNING
            Stewart hit sacrifice fly to right, Castellanos scored, Goodrum to third11
          • 3RD INNING
            Judge singled to right, LeMahieu scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Zack Britton relieved Chad Green
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Goodrum grounded out to third
            • J. Candelario: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario struck out swinging
            • C. Stewart: Stewart grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Shane Greene relieved Joe Jimenez
            • Mikie Mahtook in left field
            • G. Bird: Ball, Bird grounded out to second
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • T. Wade: Strike looking, Wade grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Beckham homered to right center
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Castellanos: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Ball, Foul, Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Jimenez relieved Buck Farmer
            • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Voit walked
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • Brett Gardner ran for Luke Voit
            • G. Bird: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Gardner caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Chad Green relieved Jonathan Holder
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Ball, Stewart grounded out to third
            • J. Hicks: Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Mercer: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • Buck Farmer relieved Matthew Boyd
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, LeMahieu struck out looking
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Holder Pitching:
            • M. Cabrera: Cabrera grounded out to shortstop
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Goodrum flied out to left
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Candelario grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez safe at first on 1st baseman Cabrera fielding error
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Torres struck out on foul tip
            • G. Bird: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Bird struck out looking
            • C. Frazier: Frazier singled to left, Sanchez to second
            • T. Wade: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Wade struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Jonathan Holder relieved Jonathan Loaisiga
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mercer struck out swinging
            • G. Beckham: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
            • J. Harrison: Harrison singled to left
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Castellanos flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu popped out to second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Judge stole second, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • Tyler Wade at second base
            • N. Castellanos: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castellanos walked
            • M. Cabrera: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cabrera struck out swinging, Castellanos stole second, Castellanos to third on catcher Sanchez throwing error
            • N. Goodrum: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodrum walked
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Candelario walked, Goodrum to second
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stewart hit sacrifice fly to right, Castellanos scored, Goodrum to third
            • J. Hicks: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Ball, Candelario stole second, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging
            • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
            • T. Wade: Wade popped bunt out to first
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • J. Mercer: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mercer lined out to right
            • G. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Beckham grounded out to second
            • J. Harrison: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Harrison popped out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu doubled to deep left
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Judge singled to right, LeMahieu scored
            • L. Voit: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Voit struck out looking
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez walked, Judge to second
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Torres reached on an infield single to shortstop, Judge out, hit by batted ball attempting to advance, Sanchez to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • N. Goodrum: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Goodrum doubled to left center
            • J. Candelario: Ball, Ball, Foul, Candelario flied out to deep center, Goodrum to third
            • C. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Stewart flied out to left
            • J. Hicks: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • G. Torres: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Bird singled to center
            • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Frazier walked, Bird to second
            • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Tulowitzki popped out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Loaisiga Pitching:
            • J. Harrison: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harrison struck out swinging
            • N. Castellanos: Strike swinging, Foul, Castellanos grounded out to third
            • M. Cabrera: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cabrera struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Boyd Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Judge lined out to right
            • L. Voit: Voit lined out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)