MLB wrap: Yankees, Tigers split doubleheader; Luis Severino, Mike Fiers earn wins

Luis Severino made his latest case for American League Cy Young in Game 1 of a doubleheader Monday against the Tigers.The Yankees ace led his team to a 7-4 win by allowing just two runs (one earned)in eight innings with 10 strikeouts. Severino improved to 9-1 with a 2.20 ERA with the win.New York hit three home runs in game 1, with Gleyber Torres, Greg Bird and Austin Romine all hitting deep shots. The Yankees had built a five-run lead entering the ninth inning, but the Tigers scored two runs, forcing Aroldis Chapman in to earn his 14th save.In Game 2, the Tigers bit back with a 4-2 win after scoring three runs in the first four innings.Victor Martinez led the Tigers in the night cap, collecting two hits with an RBI and a walk.Leonys Martin added two hits and two runs scored, while Mike Fiers allowed just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.The strong outing helped Fiers improve to 5-3 on the season, as the Tigers (29-32) continue to surprise in a rebuilding year.Stud of the Night:After recording a hit and a run scored in the first game of the doubleheader, Giancarlo Stanton followed it up with his 13th home run in the second game. Stanton’s home run travelled456 feet, which marked his24th 450-foot home run since2015. The 24 such home runs are 10 more than any other player (Carlos Gonzalez).Dud of the Night:Braves starter Julio Teheran had a rough night, allowing four runs in just four innings. He also left the game with an apparent injury after failing to reach 90 mph with his fastball.Highlight Reggie Jackson Jersey :P adres slugger Eric Hosmer crushes a first-inning home run:Even @TheRealHos305 was surprised at how far this went!@statcast’s measurement: 433 feet! San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 5, 2018What’s Next:Brewers at Indians 7:10 p.m. ET Two division leaders face off in a tough interleague matchup. Indians send ace Corey Kluber(8-2, 2.02 ERA) to the mound to face off againstJunior Guerra (3-3, 2.65 ERA). Cleveland enters the game riding a three-game losing streak, and Milwaukee holds a tenuous lead over the Cubs in the NL Central, but both teams look like postseason contenders.

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