How Was The Game? (May 3, 2014)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

All Smyls.

Tigers 9, Royals 2

Drew Smyly (3 GS, 22 IP, 2.45 ERA, 3.22 FIP, 0.5 fWAR) probably deserves top billing for his seven innings of shutout baseball in which he allowed just four baserunners, but also receiving votes was Nick Castellanos who drove in the first three runs, one on a sac fly and two on an RBI double. Cabrera did his part with some clutch baserunning (!) and Kinsler did his part to help the Royals with an impressive set of two TOOTBLANs. Hunter, Jackson, and Davis each made a fine play in the outfield and the bullpen managed to maintain the lead across the final six outs while the bats unloaded in the 9th to secure the win. The Tigers will go for the sweep on Sunday and their fifth straight win behind Justin Verlander (6 GS, 40 IP, 2.48 ERA, 3.03 FIP, 1.1 fWAR).

The Moment: Torii Hunter makes a diving catch that no one thought he would make.

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