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JV SUPER & GETS BENGAL BAT SUPPORT.....S, 8/20/17

>>caption:  VINTAGE VERLANDER<<

@ COMERICA PARK:

    Justin Verlander flashed "Ace"
stuff to halt a 6-game Tiger losing
streak and Detroit salvaged the
final game of its 3-game weekend
set with the Los Angeles Dodgers
by a 6-1 score Sunday afternoon.

    Both starters, JV and LA's Kenta Maeda, carried no-hitters into the
6th-INN.  The only baserunner for either side at that point was Yasiel
Puig, who drew a 3-2 pitch, 1-out walk off Verlander in the T-5th.

    In his second game with the Dodgers, onetime Tiger Curtis Granderson
broke the spell with a 2-out/T-6th homer (#20) off the RField foul pole
for the first hit and run of the game.

    Maeda retired the first 15 Tigers he faced, but had only gone beyond
5-IP in his previous 19 starts four time this year and it all caved in on him
as soon as the B-6th began.

    John Hicks led-off the B-6th with a single and Andrew Romine doubled
Hicks to 3Ba...   [ Read More... ]


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  • Fan Fact

    AUGUST 20, 1960:     Detroit-born RHP Bob Bruce won his second straight start in a 4-2 Tiger win vs Cleveland at Briggs Stadium.  Bruce (2-3) went 8-IP plus one more batter to yield 2-R/1-ER on 6-H & 2-W with 2-K.  Hank Aguirre recorded the final 3-outs for the save (#6, 2nd in two days).  Harry Chiti (#6) and Norm Cash (#15) both hit solo homeruns off Indians starter Barry Latman (L, 1-5).  Chiti went 3-for-4 with 2-RBI while Cash was 2-for-3 plus a walk with 2-R.  Tito Francona was 2-for-2 with 2-W as he batted-in both Indians runs with a single and a T-9th lead-off homer (#10) that chased Bruce.  The Tigers won their fourth in a row including their second straight vs Cleveland.


    POW Award

    MIKIE MAHTOOK
    Among few highlights during a 2-5 Tiger week of August 7th--13th, 2017 was the continued hot hitting of Mikie Mahtook.  The CFielder had safeties in five (straight) of seven games, all of them multi-hit contests, including a 3-for-5 performance with a double, triple and 3-R in Detroit's thrilling 12-11 comeback victory vs Minnesota on AUG 12TH.  Mahtook solo homered in consecutive games AUG 10TH & 11TH with the second of those traveling 451-feet for the longest in MLB on that date.  For the week Mahtook went 11-for-29 (.379-BA) with 7-R & 2-RBI.  Mahtook earned his second Player-Of-the-Year (POW) Award this year and overall.    



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