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>>caption:  ROMINE (L) CROSSED THE


    Jose Oglesias singled home pinch-runner
Andrew Romine from 3Base with 1-out in
the B-9th for a Tiger 2-1 walkoff win over
the Chicago White Sox Friday afternoon in
the opener of a 3-game weekend series.

    With their third straight pitchers duel
win Detroit improved to 9-1 on the season
to match the best 10-game start in team
history (in 1911, 1968 & 1984) .

    The Tigers have won their last three games by 2-0, 1-0 and 2-1 scores
with the starters going 8-INN in each case.

    Nick Castellanos led-off the B-9th with a double off the glove of WSox
RFielder Avisail Garcia. Although replays appeared to show Castellanos
was tagged on the foot as he slid into 2Base and Chicago MGR Robin Ventura
had lengthy discussions with multiple umpires, no video challenge was allowed....   [ Read More... ]

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David Price came within one out of throwing the eighth complete game Opening Day shutout in Tiger history when he went 8.2-!P in the 4-0 win over Minnesota on 4/6/2015. Seven of the nine Tiger O-Day shutouts were complete game victories. Of the six Tigers who tossed Opening Day complete game shutouts, one of them did it twice by identical 2-0 scores. Can you name him?
Harry Coveleski
Steve Gromek
Mickey Lolich
George Mullin
Hal Newhouser
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  • TIGERS 2, Chicago WSox 1

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    Today's Events

    Saturday, April 18th, 2015
  • Chicago WSox @ TIGERS
  • RED WINGS @ Tampa Bay

  • Fan Fact

    APRIL 18, 1915:     The Tigers opened a home series with Chicago and edged the White Sox 8-7 . The visitors had tied the game 7-all with a trio of runs in the T-7th and Detroit got the game-winner in the B-8th. Ty Cobb went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, 2-W and 3-R and Ralph Young was 3-for-4 with a double and 3-R to top the Tiger offense. Bunny Brief doubled and drove in three Chicago runs while Hap Felsch tripled and batted in two. Third Tiger pitcher Hooks Dauss went the final 2.1-IP in scoreless fashion to earn the win (2-0). Third WSox hurler Mellie Wolfgang gave up just 1-R/1-ER over the final 4-IP to suffer the loss (0-1) exactly one year after his big league debut. Over five MLB seasons from 1914--18, all with the White Sox, Wolfgang went 15-14 with a  2.18-ERA.

    POW Award

    At the end of MLB's Opening Week, four Tigers topped the American League batting race. While you can make a serious argument for either Jose Iglesias (.526-BA), Anthony Gose (.450) or Ian Kinsler (.440) being our Player-of-the-Week Award winner for the period of April 6th--12th, 2015, especially considering their play on defense, our POW Award selection is Miguel Cabrera. After a slow start at home Cabrera had an incredible 11-for-14 weekend series at Cleveland. He became the first Tiger since Curtis Granderson in 2008 to have back-to-back 4-hit games. Cabrera's first two homeruns of the season traveled 410 and 415-feet as part of a 4-for-4, 4-RBI effort in an 8-5 win vs the Indians on APR 12TH where he was intentionally walked in his last at-bat even though a runner already occupied 1Base. Cabrera's 23 homeruns are the most career HRs by a visiting player at Progressive Field. After Week One, Cabrera led the AL with 13-H, was tied for first with 8-RBI and had a league best .586-OBP. Cabrera was runner-up with 2-HR, a .520-BA and .840 slugging percentage. Cabrera earned his first POW Award this year and 23rd overall.    

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