How Was The Game? (August 18, 2013)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

As comfortable as the weather.

Tigers 6, Royals 3

After splitting the first four games in the long, five game set with the Royals, the Tigers took the final game to ensure that they sent the Royals packing without gaining any ground on the division leaders. Max Scherzer (25 GS, 172,1 IP, 2.82 ERA, 2.66 FIP, 5.3 WAR) gave the Tigers 8 strong innings of 2 run ball featuring 4 strikeouts and no walks while Miguel Cabrera provided all the offense he would need including a no doubt, first pitch bomb in the first to go along with an RBI single that came later. The Tigers added runs in the 5th and 6th innings as well to pad the lead and likely would have been looking at more if not for some excellent defensive play by Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer. The Tigers continue to put distance between themselves and the rest of the division as the summer winds down and will look to fatten up on the Twins for three games starting Tuesday at Comerica Park with Rick Porcello (22 IP, 131 IP, 4.33 ERA, 3.42 FIP, 2.5 WAR) on the mound to start it off.

The Moment: Cabrera hits a no doubt blast on the first pitch he saw.

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