Tigers 3, Twins 2
Max Scherzer (33 GS, 220.1 IP, 3.19 ERA, 2.84 FIP, 5.7 fWAR) wasn’t efficient, but he was effective over six innings of two run baseball that featured a bunch of walks and nine strikeouts. VMart hit a two run blast and Miguel Cabrera launched a no doubter of his own to give the Tigers all the runs they would need because the bullpen (??!!) was lights out for the final three innings. We didn’t get to see Sanchez, but Soria-Joba-Nathan did the trick and locked the magic number down to two with the Royals still playing. On Friday, it’s our final regular season Rick Porcello (30 GS, 201 IP, 3.31 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 3.4 fWAR) Night in America with a shot to clinch. Giddy up.
The Moment: Cabrera launches a no doubt blast for what proves to be the decisive run.