Tigers 6, Astros 5
If you were trying to cheat on your recap, you were all ready to lead with some Nick Castellanos related observation. After all, his big two run bomb in the 4th seemed like a decisive blow, especially after the club added on in the 4th, but the story was rewritten as the afternoon progressed. The Tigers were up 5-0 entering the 7th when the Astros started to get to David Price (9 GS, 59.2 IP, 3.32 ERA, 3.33 FIP), who struck out 12 in 6.2 innings while allowing 3 runs in his final frame. Price was sharp early and just lost it a bit at the end, but his bullpen didn’t help him out, allowing one of his runs to score and plating two of their own to send it into extra innings. When the 11th inning came it was James McCann who sent everyone home happy, walking off for the first time and also clearing the fence for the first time as well. The win is the club’s second straight and they’ll try to make it three Friday night with Alfredo Simon (8 GS, 50.1 IP, 3.04 ERA, 3.80 FIP) on the mound.
The Moment: McCann walks off!