The Platonic ideal.
Tigers 4, Indians 0
This one had everything. It started and ended with a very smooth David Price (13 GS, 92.1 IP, 2.44 ERA, 2.89 FIP), who went the distance allowing 7 base runners and striking out 8 amid his third career CGSO and first career Maddux. Salazar held the Tigers back until the 6th inning, when Cabrera came to the plate with two men on and hit a dazzling home run, even for him (see below). The lead held, thanks to some terrific glovework by Jose Iglesias and business as usual for the Tigers ace. Everything was perfect on this night, setting up quite the event on Sunday. The 2015 debut of Justin Verlander (2015 Debut), who probably doesn’t like the idea of someone else sitting on his throne.
The Moment: Cabrera hits one into the camera well.