Sep 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; A security guard stands in the rain during a delay of game between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants faced off tonight for the first time since the Giants embarrassed the Tigers by sweeping them in four games in the 2012 World Series. The Tigers sent Rick Porcello to the mound and got beaten up by a score of 8-2. Porcello had a terrible start, getting nailed for six runs, five earned on eleven hits and one walk in three innings. Porcello’s start ended after three because of a two hour and forty two minute rain delay. When the game resumed, Evan Reed took the mound for Detroit and the Giants continued to hit. Reed pitched two innings and gave up a run on three hits. Buck Farmer pitched two innings as well and gave up a solo home run to Pablo Sandaval. Kyle Ryan pitched a scoreless inning but gave up a hit, and Pat McCoy pitched the final inning against the Giants and walked two then stranded them.
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The Tigers offense was stymied by Jake Peavy for pretty much the entire game. Unlike Porcello, Peavy returned to the mound after the extensive rain delay, and while it looked for a moment that the Tigers had a chance at a comeback with two runs scored, two on and no one out, but Victor Martinez ground into a double play and the momentum was lost. The Tigers had no luck with men on base for the majority of the game and were unable to mount a comeback. Ian Kinsler and Rajai Davis collected the lone RBI for the Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers and Giants play again tomorrow at 1:08pm.