The Detroit Tigers faced the Boston Red Sox in their home opener at Comerica Park on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Starter Justin Verlander pitched eight shut-out innings and struck out seven men and walked one batter. Boston pitcher Jon Lester pitched seven innings – giving up one run on six Detroit hits. Verlander gave up two hits before Jose Valverde entered the game. Papa Grande then gave up two runs and three hits. His pitching performance provided the most drama of the afternoon, but the Tiger’s held on to win the opener, 3-2, in front of 45,027 fans. Jose Valverde was credited with the win.
Detroit Tiger’s Baseball 2013After completing back-to-back wins over the Indians, the Tigers travel home to face another Central Division foe. The Minnesota Twins battle the Tigers in a four game weekend series. The Tigers will send Rick Porcello, Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister and Max Scherzer to the hill. Tiger's starters have had a rough go of it lately and they hope to turn things around in this series. Game one is Thursday night at 7:08 p.m. EDT.May 23rd, 2013GO GET 'EM TIGERS!!
Approved Detroit Tigers Blogs
- Miggy goes deep in fourth consecutive game
- Verlander shows improved fastball command
- Jackson unlikely to come off DL when eligible
- Younger brother Ben visits with Verlander, Tigers
- Tigers gaining confidence in reliever Putkonen
- Clubhouse manager Schmakel draws Leyland's praise
- Looking to rebound from rough start, Anibal faces Twins
- Prince takes care of business in Tigers' comeback win
- Trust Verlander to right ship in 2013
- Leyland looking for ways to snap Avila's slump
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