Well, this is fun!
The Tigers continue their march towards 162-0 by racking up a nearly perfect victory against the Twins. By not allowing a run until the 7th (and an unearned one at that), the Tigers set the AL record for consecutive shutout innings to start a season at 24. And they were a Cespedes get your knees down away from still hanging on to that shutout start.
But no matter, b/c the club played as well as it could have for the opening series of the season, and all is well in DTW-ville.
Guess who is leading the AL in OPS? Take a look up there… I mean, sample size, I know. But we needed a picture.
So the Tigers fly to Cleveland (or flew to Cleveland) for a 3 game set against the Indians. The Indians seem to be the new darlings of the AL under Tito Francona, and have been picked by many to win the Central this year (though so has everyone else except for the Twins). I don’t think that a series in early April can really be a barometer for the whole season, but expect the Indians to put up a few runs, maybe even in the first game.
Probables (all times Central):
Today – 3:10 PM – Alfredo Simon v. Zach McAllister
Saturday – 3:05 PM – David Price v. T.J. House
Sunday – 12:10 PM – Kyle Lobstein v. Corey Kluber