Tigers 5, White Sox 1
This was one of those afternoons where the team appeared to be on cruise control. Max Scherzer (6 GS, 39 IP, 2.08 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 1.2 fWAR) was more or less automatic and the team cashed in on a four run fourth inning, punctuated by another key Bryan Holaday hit. That’s right for all of your Miguel Cabreras and Victor Martinezes, Bryan Holaday delivered the key hit in both of the games during this short series. Max allowed four hits and three walks across six innings, but also punched out seven and handed the game over to the bullpen, who somehow, someway, didn’t give away the lead. The win pushes the Tigers to 14-9 on the season ahead of a three game set with Kansas City that starts on Friday with Rick Porcello (4 GS, 25 IP, 3.96 ERA, 3.36 FIP, 0.6 fWAR) getting the call.
The Moment: Holaday doubles in a pair.