Game Day Thread: The Tigers held off the Indians to take game one of the series, 7-6.

Sep 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrates his home run with third base coach Dave Clark (25) against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers (6-3) vs. Cleveland Indians (4-5)

Box Score via

First Pitch: 7:10 EST

Stadium: Progressive Field, Cleveland

Weather: High 58 degrees, 20% chance of rain according to

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. Alex Avila (C)
  8. JaCoby Jones (CF)
  9. Jose Iglesias (SS)

Hitters Box Score via

Pitching Results:

WP: Daniel Norris (1-0)

LP: Trevor Bauer (0-2)

SV: Francisco Rodriguez (4)


Game Notes: 


Oct 2, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrates after a single against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Tigers 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel Norris pitched six fantastic innings, giving up zero runs in as many frames for the first time in his career. It was another solid pitching performance from the starting staff. Jose Iglesias got the scoring started driving Justin Upton in on in infield single, the hit was his fifth in he last six at-bats. Miguel Cabrera shot a laser out to right field in the fifth inning for a 3-run home run, padding the lead to 4-0. Alex Avila also got into the home run mix with a 2-run, opposite field bomb in the sixth inning. The bullpen did just about all they could do to ruin Norris’ start, giving up six earned runs in three innings. However, Francisco Rodriguez eventually got former Tiger Austin Jackson to strike out and complete the victory. The silver lining is that the Tigers did in fact homer for their tenth straight game to start the season. That’s impressive.


Looking Ahead: 

Tomorrow the Tigers will send ace, Justin Verlander (1-0, 1.35 ERA) to the mound facing the Cleveland Indians ace, Corey Kluber (0-1, 5.25 ERA). Though it is early, this is another crucial game against the Indians, if not solely for the mental hump the Tigers couldn’t get over last season, to really solidify this great start they are off to. Game time is set for 4:10 EST and you can catch the action on Fox Sports Detroit, FSN 1, or 97.1 The Ticket.


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