Game Day Thread: Tigers sloppy defense derails Boyd’s quality start, Tigers lose 7-3

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Apr 28, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman John Hicks (55) tags out Chicago White Sox second baseman Yolmer Sanchez (5) on his way to second base during the sixth inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago White Sox (12-9) vs. Detroit Tigers (11-11)

Box Score via MLB.com

First Pitch: 7:10 EST

Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit

Weather: 61°F • Cloudy • 10% chance of PoP

Media: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket

Tigers Lineup: 

  1. Ian Kinsler (2B)
  2. Tyler Collins (CF)
  3. Nick Castellanos (3B)
  4. Victor Martinez (DH)
  5. Justin Upton (LF)
  6. Alex Avila (C)
  7. Jim Adduci (RF)
  8. John Hicks (1B)
  9. Jose Iglesias (SS)

 Hitter’s Box Score via MLB.com

Pitching Results:

WP: Anthony Swarzak (2-0, 0.00 ERA)

LP: Alex Wilson (0-1, 2.89 ERA)

Pitcher’s Box Score via MLB.com

Standings: 

Standings via MLB.com

Game Notes: 

 

Aug 6, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos (9) in the dugout prior to the game against the New York Mets at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Castellanos didn’t have a sharp night defensively. He committed three errors, two of which came in the eighth inning that loaded the bases with no outs. Alex Wilson was able to battle back and get a double play off the bat of Matt Davidson. Yolmer Sanchez was intentionally walked to re-load the bases. The 3-3 tie was then broken when Geovany Soto hit a single that scored two runs making the score 5-3.

 

Tim Anderson added to the lead in the ninth when he hit a two-run homer off of Joe Jimenez. The Tigers then went quietly in the ninth and lost the first of three games 7-3 against the Chicago White Sox.

Matt Boyd was efficient and in control tonight, going seven strong innings and surrendering only three runs. He scattered five hits and recorded five strikeouts. However, the bats again went quiet, as the Tigers struggled mightily against the bullpen of the White Sox.

Once again the Tigers find themselves on a bit of skid, falling to .500 on the season. They sit in third place behind the White Sox and the Indians in the Central division.

Looking Ahead:

The Tigers will look to end their three-game losing streak Saturday against the Chicago White Sox. It won’t be any easier for the offense when Derek Holland (2-2, 1.99 ERA) takes the mound against our own Micheal Fulmer (2-1, 2.88 ERA) in the second game of this three-game series at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park.