Notes and Quotes
Slowly but surely, running back Keiland Williams is carving out a niche in the Lions’ run game.
For whatever reason, the Lions’ defense has been slow starting in each game this season. Running back Adrian Peterson ran all over them in the first half Sunday.
Jose Valverde tied RHP Todd Jones’ Tigers record for saves in a season with his 42nd, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth to preserve Detroit’s 8-6 victory over Cleveland and RHP Justin Verlander’s 22nd victory.
The Wings renewed their affiliation agreement with the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL through the 2011-12 season.
Jose Valverde has four losses this season and each has come in the same circumstance. The defeats have come when Valverde entered a tie game in the ninth inning. His ERA in non-save situations is 5.40.
Victor Martinez collected two hits Monday, the first an RBI single in the third inning and the second a dribbler down the third base line following a walk to 1B Miguel Cabrera in the fifth.
Jhonny Peralta got an RBI single in the third that drove in the first of three runs the Tigers got in the inning.
Miguel Cabrera got another big hit for Detroit, a two-run home run to left that capped a three-run seventh and gave the Tigers enough runs to hold of the Angels, 5-4.
Woodson might be the frontrunner because he was an assistant on Larry Brown’s staff when the Pistons won the 2004 championship, but Casey and Frank also have head coaching experience.
Miguel Cabrera lined a 2-1 pitch to left for a two-run single that gave Detroit back the lead, 3-2, and was the start of a seven-run inning.