The Detroit Tigers moved into a tie with the Seattle Mariners for the second American League wild card spot following Alex Avila’s RBI single with two out in the the bottom of the ninth to beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday.
Rookie Kyle Lobstein made his first major league start, allowing one earned run in six innings. He retired the last eight batters he faced in order.
Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings for New York.
Avila put the Tigers on the board first with a a sacrifice fly in the second inning, but Jacoby Ellsbury tied it in the third with an RBI single.
Brian McCann gave the Yankees the lead in the fourth inning with a RBI groundout. The next inning, Rajai Davis tied the game with a run-scoring single.
Phil Coke (2-2) got the win for the Tigers.