The New York Yankees fell to the Detroit Tigers 3-1, on Monday, August 16th.
The Yankees lose during Johnny Damon’s visit back to the home of the Yanks, which puts their positioning atop the AL East in jeopardy, allowing the Tampa Bay Rays to fight with them for first (Both teams 72-46). The Yankees need to win the next few games (their series against the Tigers) and better their record in order for them to get some separation.
There was a scare today though- Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher both left the game today with tightness-in the left calf, and the left forearm respectively.
Javier Vazquez pitched four innings, yet took the loss for today against Max Scherzer. Vazquez is at a 4.89 ERA.