More nice introductions.
Tigers 2, Royals 1 (10 innings)
Max Scherzer (1 GS, 8 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.95 FIP, 0.3 fWAR) looked a little uneasy in the first inning but settled in nicely, giving the Tigers 8 strong innings and a 1-0 lead heading into the 9th courtesy of Ian Kinsler, who got the Tigers on the board with a solo shot in the 4th. Ausmus also had a chance to issued his first challenge in the 6th on a Tyler Collins ground out and the called was overturned in the run up to the late inning theatrics. In his first save chance, Joe Nathan allowed a hit, two walks, and a sac fly to blow the lead and send the game into extras. In the bottom of the 10th, walks by Jackson and Avila set up an Ian Kinsler walk off single up the gap to give the Tigers their second win in as many games in their final at bat. The Tigers will give the ball to should-have-been-Cy-Young-winner Anibal Sanchez (1st start of 2014) on Thursday to try and lock down a sweep.
The Moment: Kinsler walks off in the 10th.