Detroit Tigers Win Wild Home Opener against Boston Red Sox
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 10, 2017,
Apr 10, 2017, 0:58
April 8, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Fan is escorted by security after he runs on the field during the seventh inning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. It was only a single because Mikie Mahtook played the ball perfectly in the right field corner.
Expected to be one of the main competitors to the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central, the Tigers are bound to make plenty of noise with their bats this season. "Obviously, we've got (Justin Verlander), who started opening day, and I feel like the home opener is the second-best honor, in my books". Kyle Ryan allowed two on, before getting a fielders choice and a double play to escape damage in the eighth. McCann's two-run home run in the seventh had given the Tigers a 4-0 lead.
Will the Tigers sweep the Red Sox with an upset victory this afternoon at 1:10PM ET?
Detroit scored in the first after Ian Kinsler singled to center and Castellanos walked. "For the first four innings, he had good power and good action to his secondary stuff". He allowed nine runs on 13 hits in three innings against Atlanta on March 27 while experiencing a dead arm.
Slated to face Bostons left-handed-hitting Jackie Bradley Jr., then righty Chris Young and lefty Marco Hernandez, Wilson tossed a one-two-three ninth for his second career save. "I had myself in some jams there, but I'm just happy to get out of them and make the pitches when I needed to". Holt was in the starting lineup Friday as the designated hitter and went 1 for 2 with a walk before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh. He walked two and struck out four. The most pivotal moment may have come in the third inning when, with the bases loaded and one out, he got Andrew Benintendi to roll into a 4-6-3 double play.
Before the bullpens got involved, Detroit's Michael Fulmer pitched six scoreless innings. Yet beyond that immediate perspective, the Red Sox can also look at the current Tigers as a fascinating case study in the potential consequences of a full-speed-ahead commitment to a multi-year title window, an effort that was overseen by current Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.
In the ninth, Bradley appeared hurt when he hit a flyout to left, rounded first and went down holding his right knee.
The second ass clown looking for his ten seconds of fame also gave it a good run, but eventually, his time too came to an abrupt end. One player to stay healthy?