Game Day Thread: Tigers never really got going, lose 11-2


FIRST PITCH: 2:10 p.m. EST

STADIUM: Guaranteed Rate Field – Chicago

WEATHER: High 47 degrees, 20% chance of rain according to

BROADCAST: Fox Sports Detroit / 97.1 FM The Ticket


  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
  2. Nick Castellanos, 3B (R)
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (R)
  4. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
  5. Justin Upton, LF (R)
  6. Tyler Collins, RF (L)
  7. James McCann, C (R)
  8. JaCoby Jones, CF (R)
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS (R)


Matt Boyd (6-5, 4.53 ERA in 2016) vs. James Shields (6-19, 5.85 in 2016)

Game Notes:

It was a rough go for the Tigers today, specifically Matt Boyd. Boyd couldn’t get out of the third inning, surrendering 5 runs, on 5 hits, 4 walks, and only 2 strikeouts. The defense wasn’t very helpful, and the lineup was rather anemic.

Up Next:

The Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox, in the home opener. The series starts Friday at 1:10 EST

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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