A.J. Hinch says Detroit Tigers ‘escaped with win’ over Royals

It was not pretty, but the Detroit Tigers refused to die on Monday night, and A.J. Hinch knows his team escaped with a win over the Royals.

In a crucial series opener against the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers emerged victorious with a hard-fought 3-2 win. Following the game, manager A.J. Hinch told reporters that his team “escaped with a win” over the Royals. The American League Central division remains fiercely contested as the trade deadline looms, making each game's outcome significant for the teams involved.

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A.J. Hinch says Detroit Tigers ‘escaped with win' over Royals

The Tigers found themselves trailing 2-0 heading into the eighth inning, but they showcased their determination and resilience, scoring three runs to secure the victory. Despite facing challenges throughout the game, Tigers manager Hinch praised his team's offensive efforts, pitching department, and sensational outfield defense. While it wasn't their best performance, the Tigers' ability to escape with a win is a testament to their fighting spirit and their commitment to making a statement in the competitive division.

“There was a lot of good in the last third of the game offensively,” Hinch said. “There was a lot of good in the pitching department, and our outfield defense was sensational. We'll take the good out of it. We escaped with a win. It wasn't our best game, but it's nice to walk away with a win.”

Key Points

  • The Detroit Tigers secured a hard-fought 3-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals.
  • The American League Central division remains highly competitive as the trade deadline approaches.
  • The Tigers showed resilience, rallying with a three-run eighth inning to overcome a 2-0 deficit.
  • Manager A.J. Hinch praised the team's offensive performance, pitching efforts, and outfield defense.
  • The win comes as the Tigers hold a 3-1 record since the All-Star break, demonstrating their determination to succeed.
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Bottom Line – Embracing Challenges

In a division where every game matters, the Tigers' ability to rally and secure a win showcases their willingness to battle until the final out. As the season progresses and the trade deadline approaches, the Tigers' focus on resilience, growth, and embracing challenges will be instrumental in their quest to win the division. The Tigers still have three games remaining in their series against the Royals and is crucial that they take care of business if they want to remain in contention in the American League Central.