Horrible, then awesome, then nerve-wracking, but successful
Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4
Anibal Sanchez (21 GS, 125 IP, 3.53 ERA, 2.71 FIP, 3.5 fWAR) did not have a very good night. He gave up 10 hits and walked a batter en route to four runs, but he only made it through 4.2 innings and came out with an injury that looked quite uncomfortable. The Tigers were in a hole, but they grabbed two back in the 3rd when Kinsler knocked in Suarez and Davis. Unfortunately, the bats went quiet right after. They didn’t mount any sort of rally for much of the middle innings and allowed the Blue Jays to coast until the 9th inning. JD Martinez led off the 9th with a double and one batter later Nick Castellanos bailed everybody out with a game tying home run. Moments later, Suarez untied it with a solo shot of his own to turn this one around in a hurry. Joe Nathan nathan’d, but survived and the Tigers will turn to Max Scherzer (23 GS, 153 IP, 3.24 ERA, 3.01 FIP, 3.7 fWAR) on Saturday.
The Moment: Nick and Suarez go back to back to tie it and take the lead in the 9th.