Detroit Tigers: Last Week’s 5 Heroes and Zeroes
By Matt Pelc
Apr 15, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detroit Tigers left fielder Rajai Davis reacts as he crosses home plate after hitting a solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
#4 Hero: Rajai Davis
Now that we got the one negative out of the way, let’s look at the positives. First up, Rajai Davis.
While Rajai did not put up the most eye-popping numbers last week (.286/.318/.476), he was extremely clutch (except for a base runner blunder or two).
Most of Davis’ damage came during the Pittsburgh series when he singled home Jose Iglesias from second base during the second game. That RBI made a 1-0 Tigers’ advantage move to a more comfortable 2-0 lead and became the margin of victory on April 14.
Less than 24 hours later, he accounted for the only Detroit offensive firework when he laced a line drive home run that just cleared the left field wall. The solo shot turned into the game winning RBI in the 1-0 victory that allowed Detroit to claim the series on April 15.
Davis went on to collect a hit in each game of the series with the Chicago White Sox and cruised to a five-game hitting streak to end the week.
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