Tigers 7, Rangers 2
The Tigers jumped on Justin Grimm before he knew what hit him. The first six Tigers reached base in the first inning and they scored 5 runs before Grimm could make 3 outs. They’d add two more in the second for good measure and it would be all Doug Fister (7-5, 121 IP, 4.02 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 2.6 WAR) would need as he turned in a solid 6 innings of 2 run baseball with 5 strikeouts and just 2 walks. The first six batters in the Tigers order all reached base at least twice each and the game was never really in doubt. We got to see a great slide from Torii Hunter, an infield single from Prince, a dominant four out performance from Rondon, and the Tigers added one to the win column. They’ll give themselves a shot to win the series tomorrow in Max Scherzer’s (13-0, 123.2 IP, 3.06 ERA, 2.62 FIP, 4.0 WAR) final start before the All-Star break.
The Moment: The Tigers get five runs in the first inning to put it away early.