The end of the line.
Orioles 2, Tigers 1
David Price (1 GS, 8 IP, 2.25 ERA, 4.38 FIP) gave it his all in his first playoff start in Detroit, allowing just two runs a Cruz bomb that barely cleared the wall, but it wasn’t enough for a Tigers offense that failed to deliver. They gave it one hell of an effort in the 9th with back to back doubles from the Martinezes, but they could not push across run number two. The team wasn’t built perfectly and there were many flaws, but it’s still sad to see them go. It wasn’t a good series or a good game, but they gave us meaningful October games for a fourth straight season and there’s only so much you can complain about that. There will be changes coming. Scherzer is likely gone. Hunter too. Maybe Martinez. It will be a different club the next time we see them. Six, long dark months from now. Perhaps it will again be Justin Verlander on Opening Day.
The Moment: VMart and JD double to start the 9th and make this a game.