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Tigers Close Out Successful Homestand With Win


Detroit 3, Arizona 1 (box)

The Detroit Tigers couldn’t find the offense early but came up with some power late to complete their 9-game homestand with an 8-1 record. Sunday’s game was also the final game of a six game road trip for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Tigers will have on off day on Monday before starting a three game set with the New York Mets on Tuesday evening. Austin Jackson figures to get back in the lineup in New York after appearing as a defensive replacement on Sunday.

Cheers for

Brennan Boesch – It was his seventh inning home run that provided the game tying and winning runs. Ian Kennedy had controlled the Tigers for most of this game until Boesch sent a curveball 412-feet into the stands in right field.

Carlos Guillen – After a tough night previous, Carlos Guillen was the only Tiger to collect more than one hit. He followed Boesch’s home run with a solo shot of his own to provide an immediate cushion to their new found lead.

Max Scherzer – Fans had to be wondering what this game would look like, especially after the Diamondbacks scratch across a two-out run in the top of the first inning. Scherzer responded by throwing first pitch strikes to 21 of 26 hitters and limited the D’backs to just one run on four hits while striking out eight in his seven innings of work. Max finished strong by striking out the side in the seventh.

Jeers for

Johnny Damon – He went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter today and is just one for his last 18 overall.