Game Day Thread: Tigers rally for comeback win, 6-5 vs. Red Sox

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Sep 23, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) celebrates after hitting a home run in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Red Sox (2-1) vs. Detroit Tigers (2-1)

Box Score courtesy of Google.com

First Pitch:1:10 EST

Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit

Weather: High 49 degrees, 10% chance of rain according to weather.com

Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket

Tigers lineup:

  1. Ian Kinsler – 2B 
  2. Nicholas Castellanos – 3B 
  3. Miguel Cabrera – 1B 
  4. Victor Martinez – DH 
  5. Justin Upton – LF
  6. Tyler Collins – RF
  7. James McCann – C
  8. JaCoby Jones – CF
  9. Jose Iglesias – SS

Hitting totals from MLB.com

Pitching matchup:

WP: Francisco Rodriguez (1-0)

LP: Heath Hembree (0-1)

Game Notes: 

Michael Fulmer was fantastic as he went 6 innings, gave up four hits and 0 ER, while striking out 4. James McCann got onto the home run train with a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh. However, the bullpen blew a 4-0 lead in the top of the eighth, one a Pablo Sandoval 3 run home run. Yet, in spite of the bullpen’s struggles, this never-say-die lineup fought back in the bottom of the eighth scoring two runs, regaining the lead 6-5, started by newest Tiger, Mikie Mahtook RBI double. Francisco Rodriguez again made it interesting in the 9th, but alas, the tigers held on for the win. Their 9th consecutive home opener win.