Alex Avila hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning, lifting the Detroit Tigers to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
The Tiger’s first game of the 2013 season was encouraging.
There were three big stories at Tigers Spring Training coming into this season.
With opening day only two weeks away, Detroit Tigers starter Drew Smyly might have picked the wrong time to go into a slump.
Remember Rick Porcello? That tall lanky kid who was a pitcher for the Tigers, he wore #48? He’s gone.
Drew Smyly thought back to last year and tried to pick one moment that stood out as the highlight.
Though the Chicago White Sox have struggled on the road of late, and certainly at Comerica Park, they might be catching the Detroit Tigers at the right time.
Drew Smyly will start for the Tigers on Saturday, taking the place of an injured Doug Fister, according to the team’s Director of Media Operations.
LHP Drew Smyly is likely to be sent on a rehab assignment by the end of the weekend after throwing a full-throttle, 50-pitch bullpen session Thursday.
Drew Smyly (strained right side muscle) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 7.