How Was The Game? (May 22, 2015)

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

A little payback.

Tigers 6, Astros 2

This game was mostly about the third inning. It started with Alfredo Simon (9 GS, 57.1 IP, 2.67 ERA, 3.60 FIP) allowing his first run during a Kinsler error and letting it snowball with a big double to center, but it ended with JD Martinez driving in Iggy and Gose with a dinger to right field a pitch after missing one down the left field line. It was an otherwise snappy affair until the Tigers insured themselves in the 8th with a Cabrera single, Cespedes double/error, Davis infield hit, and McCann single to break it open. McHugh was solid and Simon was as well, but the Tigers have already earned no worse than a split heading into the Kyle Lobstein (7 GS, 42 IP, 4.29 ERA, 4.08 FIP) game on Saturday.

The Moment: JD Martinez goes the other way for a 3-run homer immediately after hooking one foul.

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