Wait, what? Detroit Tigers lose at home (in road jerseys), win on road on same night


That is what the electronic banner read at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Friday night as the Detroit Tigers were in town to take on the Oakland Athletics in what was a baseball oddity.

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Back on May 19, the Tigers hosted the Athletics at Comerica Park in the final game of a 3-game series. But because of inclement weather, the game ended up being suspended with the plan to finish it up when the Tigers were in Oakland on Sept. 6 (Friday night).

Well, that’s exactly what happened as the Tigers (the home team) wore their road jerseys as they resumed their game trailing Athletics by 2 in the bottom of the seventh inning.

*Note: There was no national anthem before the game was resumed because it had already been played in Detroit before the game started in May.

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When all was said and done, 110 days later, the Athletics ended up taking the game 7-3.

Following the conclusion of the suspended game, the same two teams took the field with the Athletics being the home team.

This time around, the Tigers used a two-out double from Willi Castro in the top 11th to beat the Athletics 5-4.

So, the Tigers managed to lose at home (in their road jerseys) and win on the road in extra innings on the same night.

The Tigers now have a record of 42-98 with 22 games remaining on their schedule.


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