It’s been an exciting day for the Detroit Tigers and the team capped off the day with their first series win in awhile against the Angels.
Shortly before the game began earlier tonight in Anaheim, both Shane Greene and Nicholas Castellanos found out they were traded and left to join their future teams. This didn’t distract the Detroit Tigers from their duties, however, as they went on to beat the Angels 9-1 and won their first series in quite some time.
Daniel Norris had another stellar performance on the mound, going 5.0 innings and not giving up a single run. Norris picked up his third win on the year and dropped his ERA down to 4.67. This is the second appearance in a row where Norris has pitched well. The bullpen didn’t disappoint either, finishing the other four innings and only allowing one run to score.
Jake Rogers played another great game tonight in his second game with the Tigers. He went 1-for-2 with a home run and two walks. Rogers has already shown that he is a patient and disciplined hitter that has some power, which is something the Tigers need. He has looked good behind the plate as well, catching for multiple different pitchers over the last two days.
The rest of Detroit’s bats were on point tonight as well. They had nine hits on the night and scored nine runs. Gordon Beckham and Brandon Dixon both went 2-for-4 with home runs on the night. Dixon had four RBI’s and Beckham had three. This was one of the best offensive performances the Tigers have had since they played against Kansas City earlier in the month.
The Detroit Tigers get tomorrow off and then heads to Arlington to play against the Texas Rangers. In the first game, Tyler Alexander will start for Detroit. Alexander is still looking for his first win at the big league level but has pitched fairly well over his first few starts. The Tigers will look to carry momentum from the series win against the Angels into Texas.