Tampa Bay Rays
Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings to remain unbeaten, and Victor Martinez homered and drove in three runs to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday.
A big reason for Max Scherzer’s stellar start is the support he’s received from his teammates – especially at home.
On the surface Leyland and Maddon would be hard-pressed to appear more different, but the records of Detroit (31-26) and Tampa Bay (32-26) are nearly identical.
It’s no secret that Rays skipper Joe Maddon is out there.
Anibal Sanchez (6-5) allowed a run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out nine with one walk.
Thanks to a decision by Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, the pitcher that has been toughest to hit in baseball will get a chance to face the hitter with the best average.
The Tigers return home from their five-game road trip to begin a six-game homestand at Comerica Park on Tuesday night.
J.A. Happ isn’t sure how he’ll react when gets on a mound again. One thing he does know is that he’s going to try to forget what happened Tuesday night.
Coming into the 2012 season, Matt Moore was likely the most-hyped pitching prospect in baseball – not without good reason.