Game Day Thread: Tigers drop third game of the series 3-2 to Cleveland

Aug 19, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Tyler Collins (18) reacts after he flies out in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Indians (15-12) vs. Detroit Tigers  (14-13)  

Box Score via

First Pitch: 7:10 EST

Stadium: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

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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 (CF)
  7. Alex Avila (C)
  8. Jim Adduci RF)
  9. Jose Iglesias (SS)

Hitter’s Box Score via

Pitching Results:

WP: Carlos Carrasco (3-2, 2.18 ERA)

LP: Matt Boyd (2-2, 3.78 ERA)  

SV: Cody Allen (7)

Pitcher’s Box Score via


Standings via

Game Notes: 

Aug 29, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Boyd (48) pitches against the Chicago White Sox in the first inning at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Boyd (2-2, 3.78 ERA) was spectacular tonight, going eight strong innings, surrendering only three runs in the fourth inning. Other than that one inning, he was nearly untouchable. However, he was matched pitch for pitch by Cleveland starter Carlos Carasco. Carasco only needed to go six innings with the formidable back-end of the Indians bullpen, Andrew Miller and Cody Allen, able to handle the final three innings.

The Tigers did all they could in the final inning, getting guys on first and second base with only two outs. Mikie Mahtook had a great at-bat against Allen, taking him deep into the count before flying out to right field. Allen then shut the door on a called third strike against Jim Aducci. The Tigers are now 3-3 in games where their starting pitcher goes seven or more innings.

Ian Kinsler did leave the game with hamstring tightness in the middle frames. No update has been given on his situation yet.

Looking Ahead: 

Tomorrow the Tigers wrap up this four-game series looking for their second consecutive series win against the Indians. Already this season, they have gotten the monkey off their back against the Tribe, and they’ll look to continue that tomorrow. They send Michael Fulmer (2-1, 3.19 ERA) to the bump to face Danny Salazar (2-2, 4.34 ERA). Action begins at 1:10 EST with coverage on Fox Sports Detroit and 97.1 The Ticket.