Tigers 7, White Sox 4
The Tigers started the day needing a win to split the series and called on Max Scherzer (5 GS, 33 IP, 2.45 ERA, 2.66 FIP, 1.0 fWAR) to make that happen. Max gave up the obligatory second inning home run, but cruised the rest of the way, giving up two runs over six innings to go along with 10 strikeouts and a walk. The Tigers scored their runs on a pair of RBI singles from Cabrera, an RBI single from Castellanos and Holaday, and a bomb and double from Rajai Davis. The bullpen tried to give it back, like the bullpen tends to do, but they eventually shut the door with one of my favorite plays – a runner being called out because the batter interfered with a throw. The team will head to Minnesota tomorrow with Rick Porcello (3 GS, 20 IP, 3.15 ERA, 2.93 FIP, 0.5 fWAR) getting the ball in game one.
The Moment: The game ends on the ol’ strike-em-out, batter interference-em-out.