Walk, don’t run to the best time of the year.
“Now that I’m able to get through this start,” Scherzer said, “I will be able to give you absolutely everything I’ve got.”
Stakes could not be much higher in a regular season game.
One ugly outing distorted Soria’s ERA: he had allowed just one run between his other five appearances as a Tiger.
The Tigers six-run third featured Victor Martinez’s infield RBI single, run-scoring doubles by Don Kelly and Alex Avila, a two-run double by Castellanos and Hunter’s run-scoring single.
Tigers, Lions Bring Positive Spotlight To Detroit Monday; Quin Hopes Visitors Learn Detroit’s ‘Cool’
“… After coming here, you see the players aren’t as bad as they’re portrayed to be on TV, and the city isn’t like that, at least the areas that I’ve been in. You kind of live just like a normal city. I think every city has their bad areas. The economy may be a little different here, but for the most part, it’s cool.”
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stated the obvious when he called the series the biggest of the season to date.
With Cabrera dealing with an ankle injury, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Thursday that the team will rotate Cabrera and usual designated hitter Victor Martinez at first base.
In 31 games last month, Martinez batted .350 with a .442 on-base percentage as he racked up 41 hits and 19 walks.
39-year-old Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has seen his share of pennant races, and for him, Sept. 1 marks the start of scoreboard watching.