Detroit Tigers Win Fourth Straight Series To Begin Year


After falling to the Chicago White Sox, on Saturday afternoon, by a score of 12-3, the Detroit Tigers put up a crooked number of their own, and beat their divisional foe by a score of 9-1 on Sunday. The win which was Detroit’s tenth of the year, earned the Tigers a series win in the rubber match, and their fourth straight series win to begin 2015.

Largely responsible for the Tigers’ win were newcomers Yoenis Cespedes and Shane Greene. Cespedes, who is off to a blistering start with his new team, added to his impressive totals with a two-out grand slam in the first inning off Chicago starter Jose Quintana, who struggled against the Detroit juggernaut. Quintana’s day ended after only four innings, in which he gave up ten hits, nine runs, and two home runs.

Aided by another Cespedes home run in the third, a Rajai Davis single, and doubles from Victor Martinez and Nick Castellanos, Greene took over from there. The young right-hander was fantastic yet again. In seven innings, Greene allowed just one earned run, and five hits, while striking out three, and earning his third win on the young season.

Also, of note were performances by Castellanos, and his young counterpart, James McCann. Castellanos, tallied an RBI double, and has hit safely in seven consecutive games, while McCann finally showed that his bat is perking up, after some pre-game adjustments. The Tigers’ young catcher hit a triple, and was robbed of another by White Sox outfielder, Adam Eaton.

Chicago did finally score in the sixth inning, on a Jose Abreu triple, but they did little else to threaten the Tigers on the day. Much like the rest of the AL Central, the White Sox have looked overmatched against Detroit, who is now 8-1 within the division.

Detroit will look to continue their torrid start against the New York Yankees, who are in town for a four game series, starting on Monday. In the first game of the series, Detroit will pit Alfredo Simon against veteran right-hander, C.C. Sabathia. The matchup will start at 7:08 and will be broadcast on ESPN, Fox Sports Detroit, and 97.1 The Ticket.

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