Lorenzo Cain hit a tying, two-run homer off Jose Valverde with two outs in the ninth inning and Eric Hosmer had a winning single in the 10th, helping the Kansas City Royals overcome Justin Verlander’s seven scoreless innings Wednesday in a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Let’s stick with Valverde for now.
Let’s face it. The Tigers have a problem. They don’t have a closer.
Tigers closer Jose Valverde could not hang on the lead as he blew his first save of the season Sunday afternoon against the Indians.
Jose Valverde pitched a perfect ninth for his second save since returning to the Tigers earlier in the week.
Tuesday afternoon after Manager Jim Leyland addressed the media and then new and former closer Jose Valverde talked for the first time before an ample amount of reporters.
Jose Valverde returned to Detroit with a save and Victor Martinez drove in a pair of runs to help the Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 7-5 Wednesday night.
This Tigers reunion with Jose Valverde is borderline laughable.
Word came down around 5:30 Tuesday afternoon that former Detroit closer Jose Valverde was joining the team again.
F Scott Fitzgerald, author of the book which inspired the new Leonardo DiCaprio movie, once said, “There are no second acts in American lives.”