Tigers 1, Pirates 0
Looking to take their third straight series, the Tigers turned to Alfredo Simon (2 GS, 13.1 IP, 2.03 ERA, 2.89 FIP) to get them off on the right foot and he did not disappoint. The new Tiger allowed just two hits and no walks over 8 innings and held the Pirates to zero runs. In those situations, you don’t need much offense and the Tigers didn’t waste any energy, scoring a single run on a Rajai Davis solo homer in the 6th. If you were worried about the game being a little too ordinary, in the 9th inning, somehow the Jerry Lane caught a ball in the mask, knocking him out of the game while no one really knew if Cabrera fouled off a pitch or walk. They said he walked, but we’ll never really know what happened. Joakim Soria got the 9th and handled it as if it were his job. They’ll take the day of Thursday before welcoming the Sox on Friday behind David Price (2 GS, 14.1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 2.06 FIP).
The Moment: Davis launches one over the left field fence.