Tigers 7, Twins 1
You never want to put too much stock in the first three games of the season because it’s only three games, but that being said, you couldn’t have asked for a better opening series. You can’t put too much stock in it, but there was nothing but good things this week in Detroit. The offense got rolling early and often again in this one, scoring two in the 1st, one in the second, three in the 4th, and another in the 5th. JD Martinez and Anthony Gose led the offense and Shane Greene (1 GS, 8 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.95 FIP) dazzled in his debut. The Twins didn’t do a lot to challenge him, but he cruised through 8 innings in 85 pitches and allowed his only run due to a defensive blunder up the left field gap. The rain delay didn’t bother the Tigers and they’ll leave town with three wins in hand. We’ll see what Alfredo Simon (2015 Debut) can do with the Indians on Friday.
The Moment: JD Martinez crushes one to deep right field.