Pretty quiet, but nice to have it back.
Royals 1, Tigers 0
The second half of the season got off to a bit of a slow start for the Tigers as they didn’t manage to provide any support for Anibal Sanchez (7-7, 98 IP, 2.85 ERA, 2.44 FIP, 3.3 WAR) who pitched in and out of traffic but avoided much damage, finishing with 6 innings of 1 run baseball, despite a hefty number of walks. The Tigers only put up 2 hits for their part and had quite a few balls die on the warning track. There’s not much else to say other than that the Tigers did a nice job preventing runs but couldn’t muster any of their own. They’ll be back at it on Saturday behind Justin Verlander (10-6, 126 IP, 3.50 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 3.0 WAR) who looks to build off an impressive first half finale.
The Moment: Fielder scolds Cain into tagging himself out on a weak ground ball.