NEW YORK — There was a lot going on at Yankee Stadium on Saturday before and during the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.
Former MVP Andrew McCutchen joined the Yankees in the morning, then hit leadoff and played right field in his debut game.
Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Yankees late Friday night, first heard about the deal after midnight. He was up early Saturday morning for a flight from Atlanta to New York and arrived at Yankee Stadium two hours before the 4:05 first pitch, then played short in the ninth inning.
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Why Betances bleeds on mound …
Yankees reliever Dellin Betances looked like he had to be hurting in the ninth inning Saturday when a cut on his right ring finger bloodied his jersey and the baseball.
The same thing occurred Thursday night when Betances blew a save opportunity by allowing three runs on two ninth-inning homers, turning a 7-5 Yankees lead into an 8-7 loss to the Tigers.
On Saturday, Betances allowed only a two-out single before putting away the Tigers for his second save of the season and first as a fill-in for injured closer Aroldis Chapman.