Yankees RHP Domingo German allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings as New York split a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers with a 4-2 loss in Game 2 Monday night at Comerica Park. >> Box score
Things to know about Monday's game
1) German (0-4) has gone 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA in four starts since throwing six no-hit innings in his first MLB start. He allowed one run in the second inning, two in the fourth and another in the seventh, as the Yankees' five-game winning streak ended.
2) Neither third baseman Miguel Andujar nor left fielder Clint Frazier could come up with Jeimer Candelario's RBI bloop double down the line in the fourth inning that gave Detroit a 3-1 lead. As Frazier ran inward, Andujar backpedaled, but neither of them called the other off. The ball deflected off Andujar's glove as James McCann scored.
3) Gleyber Torres grounded into an inning-ending force out with the bases loaded to end the third inning. The Yankees went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 runners on base.
4) Giancarlo Stanton was hit by a Mike Fiers fastball in the third inning and had to be held back by McCann so he didn't charge the mound. In his next at-bat, he crushed a 456-foot home run off a hanging curveball to left field that made it 3-2.
5) Aaron Judge went 0-for-9 with eight strikeouts in the doubleheader. He struck out in all five at-bats in Game 2.
The Yankees offense couldn't push runs across as we've been accustomed to seeing and as a result lost the second game of the doubleheader.
The Yankees' offense had its chances and simply could not deliver, striking out 14 times (five from Judge). It's difficult to sweep doubleheaders, especially when the offense goes 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and strands a total of 10 runners.
On the mound, German was shaky early on, throwing just 22 of his first 40 pitches for strikes. He found his control as the game wore on throwing 35 strikes in his last 49 pitches. However, German was done in by a fielding miscue and a strange decision by Yankees manager Aaron Boone, who brought in a rusty Adam Warren in a high-leverage spot on the day he came off the disabled list with a fresh bullpen to work with.
Highlights from Monday's game
The Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays on the road for a brief two-game series beginning Tuesday at 7:07 p.m.
CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.73 ERA) will face Marco Estrada (2-6, 5.68 ERA).