28 United States Presidents.
Two World Wars.
The addition of two of the United States.
101 World Series Champions.
It has been over a century since the Detroit Tigers had scored in every inning of a home game. On Saturday night, the 42,811 fans who were in attendance at Comerica Park (not to mention those of us who were watching on television, online, or listening on the radio) witnessed that historical mark come to fruition once again.
The Tigers routed the Colorado Rockies 11-5, scoring in each of the eight innings in which they batted. Everything went their way as every starter had a base hit, including homers from Miguel Cabrera, J.D and Victor Martinez. Rick Porcello matched the potent offense and went eight innings strong, with a season-high 10 strikeouts. He improves his record to 13-5 on the season.
Rajai Davis sparked the offense with a lead-off double in the bottom of the first inning, and was moved to third on a Kinsler single, then brought home on a double play off the bat of Miggy. Alex Avila had an RBI single to tie the game back up after the Rockies scored two in the second. Cabrera made his mark on the historical night in the third inning with a towering homer to center. After a Nick Castellanos triple in the fourth, Avila belted an RBI-double followed by a Eugenio Suarez RBI-single to take a 5-2 lead. In the fifth inning, Victor Martinez crushed a 3-run jack after a Cabrera was intentionally walked by Rockies pitcher Tyler Matzek. Kinsler notched his third hit with and RBI-single in the sixth, and J.D. Martinez went opposite-field on his 15th home run of the season in the seventh. To cap off the Detroit score-fest, Avila scored on Rajai Davis’ third hit of the game — an RBI-single to center.
The three-game series comes to a close on Sunday as Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Tigers at 1:08 pm. You can catch all of the action on Fox Sports Detroit.