Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/14/14
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees were stymied by the Detroit Tigers thanks largely to a rookie left-hander with a promising future and Saturday's replacement for Delmon Young, who faces an uncertain immediate future. Tigers rookie Drew Smyly allowed just two hits in six innings in the 7-5 win, while Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer after starting in left field in place of Young, who was put on the restricted list Saturday. Smyly won his first major-league game in what has been an impressive first month. Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs for Detroit, which scored six runs off Yankees starter Freddy Garcia in the first two innings and may have bumped him from the rotation. "He was terrific," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of Smyly. "He really had good stuff. He pitched well, and he's very talented." Nick Swisher hit two homers -- one from each side of the plate -- and Curtis Granderson hit one for the Yankees while driving in two runs....
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  • What a way to bust into baseball..against the New York Yankees and pitch like he did..Mom and Dad Smyly...I was just as proud of him as you. Welcome aboard,Drew!!!!! GREAT JOB!!!
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