A nice win.
Tigers 4, Royals 1
After two narrow losses to start the series, the Tigers took the final game in the set thanks to a solid outing from Doug Fister (8-5, 127 IP, 3.90 ERA, 3.41 FIP, 2.6 WAR) and a couple of solo homeruns from Cabrera and Dirks to go along with two Brayan Pena sac flies and good days at the plate from Fielder and Martinez. After a few rough outings, Fister’s 6 IP, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K performance was a welcome sight that helped the team avoid a sweep at the hands of the Royals and James Shields with a four game set with the White Sox looming. They’ll hop a plane to Chicago at 53-44 on the season and will call upon Max Scherzer (13-1, 129.2 IP, 3.19 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 4.0 WAR) to start on Monday.
The Moment: Dirks’ homerun just barely clears the fence…and Dyson’s glove.