On a memorable, history-making night at Comerica Park, Anibal Sanchez struck out a franchise-record 17 batters, and the Detroit Tigers pounded the Atlanta Braves in the opener of a three game weekend series, 10-0.
Tigers broadcaster Dan Dickerson has high hopes for the season.
The Tigers’ annual hot stove radio show begins again tonight at 8:00PM on “The Ticket” (97.1 FM) and online at http://www.tigers.com.
There are comebacks, there are great comebacks, and then there’s Sunday’s Tigers comeback against the Indians.
The Detroit Tigers head into the All Star break playing their best baseball of the year.
In what Manager Jim Leyland called “of the best wins of his career”, the Tigers rallied from a 6-0 deficit – and then had to hang on to beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-8.
In one of the great examples of clutch pitching you will ever see, Justin Verlander struck out Alex Gordon with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to close out a thrilling 3-2 win for the Tigers over the Kansas City Royals.
In one of the most incredible games played in Comerica Park’s 13 year history, the Tigers came from three runs down in the 9th inning to tie the game, and two runs down in the 11th inning to beat Boston 13-12 on a two-run, walk-off home run from Alex Avila.
It didn’t end exactly the way the Tigers might have wanted – but in the end, the Tigers had a walk-off win, a 3-2 Opening Day victory over the Boston Red Sox.
The voice of the Detroit Tigers, Dan Dickerson joined us on the show today and like everyone else in metro Detroit, he expects big things from the Motor City Kitties in 2012.