Ryan Mattheus, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano combined for shutout relief after Dan Haren nearly squandered a four-run lead, and the Washington Nationals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 Thursday to complete a two-game sweep of the AL champions.
Dan Haren, much like his Washington Nationals, has used a recent surge to bounce back from a less-than-ideal start.
Washington pitcher Jordan Zimmermann allowed a run. Still, the result was the same in the end.
The Detroit Tigers are rolling after a four-game sweep, though they may be facing a stiffer challenge to start the week as they look to continue their winning ways.
Drew Smyly went five strong innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Friday.
The Detroit Tigers rallied for four runs off Rafael Soriano in the seventh inning and beat the Washington Nationals 5-1 Monday.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
With opening day only two weeks away, Detroit Tigers starter Drew Smyly might have picked the wrong time to go into a slump.
Drew Smyly started for the Tigers and gave up five earned runs in four innings.
Ryan Raburn hits a two-run homer in the first and the Detroit Tigers go on to beat the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Tuesday night.