Detroit Tigers pitcher and Southern California native Doug Fister gets the start in the World Series Thursday night — and he has a confession.
Despite the Tigers’ 8-3 loss to the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, it is far from over.
One thing is for sure, nobody ever gets sick of celebrating!
The Tigers have to be feeling good about giving the ball to Fister, who’s gone 8-4 over 15 starts since the All-Star break while compiling a 2.67 ERA – the seventh-lowest mark in the majors over that stretch.
Doug Fister set an AL record by striking out nine straight batters and the Detroit Tigers kept their lead in the Central, beating the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Thursday on Alex Avila’s grounder in the ninth inning.
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Doug Fister just broke the AL record for consecutive strikeouts with nine against the Kansas City Royals.
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura doesn’t want his players putting extra significance on their makeup game with the second-place Detroit Tigers.
After taking the opener in their crucial four-game series with Detroit, the AL Central-leading Chicago White Sox can move four up on their closest challenger for the first time all season with another win over the second-place Tigers.
Pitching carried Detroit in its 7-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday night and, like the good ex-catcher and longtime manager that he is, Jim Leyland feels the guys on the mound hold the key to the Tigers’ hopes of making the postseason.
Doug Fister will miss his scheduled start Saturday night for the Detroit Tigers because of tightness in his right groin.