Austin Jackson drove in Alex Avila from third with a one-out single to left field. Quintin Berry and Miguel Cabrera were unable to do anything against A.J. Griffin, but getting the first run is huge for this team. Getting that run should allow Max Scherzer to relax and keep dealing. He’s struck out four batter … Continue Reading →
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The Tigers didn’t get off to the hot start they were looking for. Quintin Berry had a nice 11-pitch at-bat against A.J. Griffin, but he was unable to get on base. A big problem in this series has been Miguel Cabrera coming to the dish with nobody on base. That was the case again in the first … Continue Reading →
Max Scherzer gets the start on the mound tonight for the Tigers, but this one is going to come down to how his teammates perform at the plate. We can’t really expect Scherzer to do much more than Anibal Sanchez did last night in Oakland. The Tigers lineup needs to pick up their game tonight and … Continue Reading →
Austin Jackson and Omar Infante struck out to start the game. Miguel Cabrera then took the first pitch he saw and grounded out to second. Brett Anderson appears to have excellent control tonight, and that could mean a long night for Tigers hitters.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning, and it was enough to carry the Tigers over the Twins on a day where pitching dominated. Anibal Sanchez pitch 6 1/3 innings for the Tigers, allowing just one run while striking out four. The Tigers had trouble getting to Liam … Continue Reading →
Prince Fielder went deep the opposite way to give the Tigers the spark they had been looking for all day. After Miguel Cabrera was robbed of a base hit on sharp line drive, Fielder came to bat and picked up his team with his 30th home run of the season. Austin Jackson, who led off … Continue Reading →
Joe Mauer has three hits off of Anibal Sanchez today. His third single of the day moved Ben Revere over to third base. But Sanchez bared down again, getting Justin Morneau, Ryan Doumit and Chris Parmelee out in consecutive fashion as the Twins failed to bring in any runs. The Tigers couldn’t do anything with … Continue Reading →
The top of the Tigers order came up to start the eighth inning with a 2-0 lead and provided some fire power and distance between themselves and the Twins. Austin Jackson singled and stole second base, Quintin Berry walked, and then Miguel Cabrera brought them both home with a three-run home run that pulls him even with Josh Hamilton … Continue Reading →
Scott Diamond made easy work of the Tigers in the first inning, getting Jackson, Infante and Cabrera to go 1-2-3 (all on ground balls). He’s looking to add another stellar performance against the Tigers to his resume.