How Was The Game? (July 1, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

About what you might expect.

Jays 8, Tigers 3

When the other team calls on their ace and you throw your number 7 starter, you don’t typically expect to win. Jose Alvarez (1-2, 19.2 IP, 5.03 ERA, 6.00 FIP, -0.1 WAR) didn’t give the Tigers much and left after surrendering 5 runs (4 earned) in 3 innings and gave way to Putkonen, who gave the Tigers length, but allowed the deficit to balloon. The Tigers got runs on a Fielder bomb and Infante double and homer and had a nice throw from Dirks cut down and additional run early in the game, but they would fail to mount any serious threats to Dickey and the Jays on Canada Day. The Tigers will get the odds back in their favor Tuesday night as they call on Doug Fister (6-5. 103 IP, 3.50 ERA, 2.82 FIP, 2.9 WAR) to get things straightened out.

The Moment: Rod asks Mario if he has stopped following him on Twitter.

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