When Joe Nathan was unable to close out Sanchez’s stellar start, the slumping Detroit Tigers were dealt yet another loss.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus just hopes it’s the spark to pull his slumping team out of its two-week funk.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed a warrant request has been filed against a 28-year-old Tigers player accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
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.