It’s only one regular season game of 162 this season, but what transpired in the cool Baltimore night air on Tuesday night had a truly magical quality about it.
After being held scoreless on three hits over the first eight innings, the Tigers used a reversed call to win.
The Twins took advantage of poor defense by the Tigers in the late innings.
Scherzer (4-1, 1.72 ERA) has allowed just three earned runs over his last four starts for the Tigers (20-11).
The Tigers’ Drew Smyly went from the bullpen to tossing seven shutout innings as a starter. Nick Castellanos is tied with Miguel Cabrera for the team lead in RBIs.
In their first 20 games, the Tigers’ staff had walked an American League-low 52 batters. They hadn’t had more than five in any single game.
Detroit led 2-0 before starter Anibal Sanchez left in the third with a blister on his middle finger on his throwing hand, forcing newly recalled Jose Ortega (0-1) into action.
Max Scherzer struck out nine in seven innings and the Detroit Tigers finally managed to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 5-2 on Saturday.
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It’s opening day and WWJ is broadcasting live from the Champions Club at Comerica Park as the Detroit Tigers begin their 114th season with a game versus the Kansas City Royals.