A nice moment, even if it didn’t end well.
Indians 6, Tigers 2
Drew VerHagen (1 GS, 5 IP, 5.40 ERA, 3.34 FIP, 0.1 fWAR) kicked off his MLB debut in style with a pair of strikeouts and four to his first six batters, and he was in great shape through four. The Indians got to him a little in the 5th, picking up three runs before pulling him in favor of the pen for the final four innings. The Tigers grabbed a run of their own in the 5th but the bullpen gave a run back in the 7th and two more in the 9th to set up a 9th inning confrontation with Corey Kluber looking for a complete game. The Tigers grabbed a run off Kluber and chased him when Castellanos doubled but the Tigers could not complete the rally. Luckily, the Tigers will get a chance to turn things around quickly with Max Scherzer (19 GS, 126.1 IP, 3.35 ERA, 2.96 FIP, 3.1 fWAR) on the hill in the nightcap.
The Moment: VerHagen fans the first two hitters he faces in his MLB career.