Tigers 8, Indians 4
The Tigers are getting a great jump on the AL Central race, winning their first four divisional games including one today against their main competition, the Cleveland Indians. The Tigers pushed across a run in the 2nd, two in the 4th, and then Castellanos laced one over the wall to make it 5-0 after 5. Alfredo Simon (1 GS, 5.1 IP, 5.06 ERA, 2.73 FIP) didn’t have trouble early, but the lineup turned over the third time and those steady Tribe bats started to get to him, grabbing three runs on him in the 6th before chasing him for Alburquerque who quelled the rally. Hardy got two innings of work, allowing a run, and Joba got the 9th inning and allowed a couple of runners so it was Soria’s game to finish. They’ll go for the series win tomorrow with David Price (1 GS, 8.2 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1.57 FIP) on the hill against Corey Kluber.
The Moment: Nick Castellanos goes the other way for his first homer of the year.