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Game Day Thread: Tigers bats good enough to get win 6-3 against Astros

Detroit Tigers (22-23) vs. Houston Astros (31-16)

Box Score via MLB.com

First Pitch: 8:10 EST

Stadium: Minute Maid Park – Houston, TX

Weather: 81 degrees and sunny according to weather.com

Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket

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Tigers Lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler (2B)
  2. Alex Avila (C)
  3. Miguel Cabrera (1B)
  4. Victor Martinez (DH)
  5. Justin Upton (LF)
  6. Mikie Mahtook (CF)
  7. Andrew Romine (3B)
  8. Tyler Collins (RF)
  9. Jose Iglesias (SS)

Hitter’s Box Score via MLB.com

Pitching Results:

WP: Shane Greene (1-0, 1.19 ERA)

LP: Chris Devenski (3-3, 3.21 ERA)

Pitcher’s Box Score via MLB.com

Standings: 

Standings via MLB.com

 

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Game Notes: 

Sep 11, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (1) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Have a day, Jose! Jose Iglesias broke out tonight going 3-4 with a single, double, 2-run home run and three runs scored. The struggling shortstop needed a night like tonight in the worst way, and he got it. Hopefully, for the Tigers nine-hole hitter it is a sign of things to come.

Overall, the Tigers offense was much better than the team who snapped a 22 inning run scoring drought last night combining for six runs on eight hits.

Starter, Daniel Norris, was typically wild but pitched into the seventh inning, surrendering only two runs (one earned) as he locked horns with Charlie Morton who, himself, was very effective. Each starter earned a no-decision as they both kept each lineup at bay. And the game was decided by the bullpens. Shane Greene sat down all five hitters he faced as new closer, Justin Wilson, shut the door in a non-save situation.

Looking Ahead: 

The schedule over the last week has not been easy for the Tigers. Playing Sunday night against the Rangers, they then arrived in Houston around 5 a.m., play a night game Thursday night, then travel to Chicago for a four-game series played in three days — a natural doubleheader being played Friday.  However, before that, they will look to Justin Verlander to earn a series split with the Astros.

Written by AJ Reilly

A.J. is a lifelong baseball fan and an avid storyteller. His debut novel, The Askren Boys, won the Literary Classics Gold Medal and Seal of Approval in November of 2018. When not writing, he is spending time with his wife Jessica, son Jack, daughter Nora, and new arrival Teddy. A.J. lives in Metro Detroit.

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