Yankees open series vs. Tigers looking to reverse road fortunes

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The Yankees were blanked 3-0 on Saturday, then gave up four sixth-inning runs in a 7-4 loss on Sunday.New York only had four hits on Sunday, though three of them were home runs. The Yankees

“We haven’t been very good,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “Everything has been a challenge. “

Luis Severino will start the series opener for the Yankees. Severino (3-8. He won on Wednesday after limiting Washington to one hit and two walks during 6 2/3 scoreless innings. He limited Washington to one hit and two walks during 6 2/3 scoreless innings to pick up a win on Wednesday.

Severino got a big ovation from the home crowd, a rare occurrence.“Like I’ve said before, I know the stuff I have and I know the pitcher I can be,” Severino said. “Like I’ve said before, I know the stuff that is in me and who I can be,” Severino said. It’s great to hear the fans cheering me on. I’ve heard many boos. “Severino’s outing, along with three Aaron Judge home runs, helped the

Yankees snap a nine-game losing streak.“This has been a tough year, but he’s never (stopped) fighting and kept working,” Boone said of Severino. “So it’s nice, when you’ve been taking it on the chin and you’ve been facing some adversity, to get a moment to be appreciated.

“It’s not easy. After an outing such as this, hopefully he will be able to start building and put together some of these and finish the season strongly. “

Severino has usually been stellar when facing the

Tigers

. In seven starts in his career, he has a 2.11 ERA.Reese Ollson (2-5, 5.29) is Severino’s opponent. Olson struggled to make it through his last two starts, after he threw six scoreless inning against Minnesota on August 10.Olson was again faced with the Twins in his next outing and gave up four runs in just 2 2/3 inning. In his most recent outing last Tuesday, Olson gave up six runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Chicago Cubs.

The rookie right-hander was surprised how the game unfolded.

“Honestly, that was probably the best stuff I’ve had the whole year,” he said. “In terms fastball command and slider shape, as well as changeup shape, it was better than the line indicates,” he said. It’s frustrating. “

The Tigers have also lost their last two games. They were thumped 9-2 and 17-4 by Houston on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

The game on Sunday got so out of hand that Detroit manager A.J. Hinch used two position players, Carson Kelly and Zack Short, to finish up on the mound.

The lone bright spot was Miguel Cabrera, who hit his third homer this season and 510th of his career.

–Field Level Media