How Was The Game? (August 16, 2013 – Game Two)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

Nothing you’d worry about if it hadn’t happened twice today.

Royals 3, Tigers 0

The Tigers got another solid outing from their starter in the nightcap, but the offense failed to deliver again, this time for Jose Alvarez (5 GS, 25.1 IP, 4.62 ERA, 5.91 FIP, -0.1 WAR) who gave the Tigers 5.2 innings of 2 run baseball and kept pressure off the bullpen. He won’t win a Cy Young for the performance but he did a nice job keeping the Royals off balance and gave his team a shot to win. Unfortunately, the Tigers could get very little going against James Shields and they fell for the second time in just a few hours thanks to some tremendous defense by the Royals. The Tigers will have a chance to repair the damage as they’ll get the Royals two more times before the weekend is out starting with Doug Fister (24 GS, 155 IP, 3.60 ERA, 3.33 FIP, 3.3 WAR) on the hill on Saturday night.

The Moment: Iglesias charges and flips a ball backhanded to Cabrera to escape a jam.

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