McCann dazzles in Yankees’ win

August 08, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

Newe York: Brian McCann hit a go-ahead home run with one out in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees recorded a comfortable victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday.

The Yankees completed their run of opposing three former Cy Young Award winners in successive games by winning two of the three. They beat Max Scherzer on Monday but lost Tuesday in 12 innings in David Price’s Tigers debut.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the third time in franchise history that New York have faced three former Cy Young winners in succession.

Meanwhile, Dan Haren ended a personal losing streak at five and saved his spot in the rotation with one of his best performances of the year, throwing 7-1/3 innings in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Pablo Sandoval and Mike Morse each drove in three runs as the San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers.

Right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (7-8) gave up seven hits and a walk but held the Brewers to a run while striking out three.

The Atlanta Braves ended a disastrous West Coast road trip with their eighth consecutive loss, falling to the Seattle Mariners.

The losing streak is Atlanta’s longest this season and marked the first time since May 2012 they have lost eight successive games.