A nice clean win.
Tigers 6, Twins 1
On Memorial Day Sunday, the Tigers gave the ball to Max Scherzer (7-0, 68.1 IP, 3.42 ERA, 2.38 FIP, 2.5 WAR) to deliver the series victory against the Twins and he did just that. Scherzer gave the Tigers 6 innings of 1 run baseball mixed with 6 Ks, 3 BB, and just 3 hits to keep the Twins from mounting any offense. Torii Hunter put the Tigers on the board with a first inning opposite field homer and Fielder extended the lead with a 4th inning RBI double. With the score 2-1 in the bottom of the 6th, the Tigers bats came alive as struggling catcher Alex Avila got a bloop RBI single to set up a bases clearing triple from Avi Garcia to put the game out of reach. The win improves the Tigers to 28-20 on the season and gives them 5 wins in their last 6 tries ahead of a 4 game home and home series with the Pittsburgh Pirates starting on Monday. Justin Verlander (5-4, 59 IP, 3.66 ERA, 2.49 FIP, 2.1 WAR) will get the ball in game one, looking to straighten himself out and get back to his early season dominance.
The Moment: Garcia slams a bases loaded triple to left center.