Tigers 4, Twins 0
After the 2014 season ended in disappointing fashion for everyone involved, the Tigers roared into 2015 intending to take no prisoners. The club got rolling early with a couple of big second inning swings. J.D. Martinez crushed the second pitch he saw over the right center field scoreboard and then Alex Avila launched an opposite field two-run bomb to score Cespedes later in the inning. David Price (1 GS, 8.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.90 FIP) took it from there. He retired the first 13 men he faced and was efficient all day, finishing with 8.2 innings of shutout ball. Castellanos scored Cespedes in the 6th on a sac-line drive to add on a run. From start to finish, it was all Tigers and we almost didn’t even have to see a reliever, until Ausmus trolled us all with a last ditch Joe Nathan effort who only had to get one out without allowing four runs. If you’re been waiting all winter for baseball, you were rewarded with a dandy. It’ll be Anibal Sanchez (2015 Debut) getting the ball Wednesday after an off day.
The Moment: J.D. Martinez homers in his first at bat of the season.