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Detroit Tigers take game two of the doubleheader after rain delay

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DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 06: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-6 win over the Chicago White Sox with Jordy Mercer #7 at Comerica Park on August 06, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - AUGUST 06: Victor Reyes #22 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a 10-6 win over the Chicago White Sox with Jordy Mercer #7 at Comerica Park on August 06, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Detroit Tigers had a long day on the diamond, playing two games against the Chicago White Sox and going through an hour-long rain delay.

The Detroit Tigers had a long day today on the diamond, playing a doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox took the first game, but the Tigers were able to come back strong in the second game and win 10-6.

The Tigers got the bats going early scoring two runs in the second, albeit one of them was courtesy of an error by the White Sox. Travis Demeritte got his first RBI in the majors, even though he ended up only going 1-for-4. Jordy Mercer had a great night with the bat, going 2-for-three with a walk, a long home run, and three RBI’s. Overall, Detroit had a great night on offense, going 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position and scoring 10.

Drew VerHagen had his best start of the year so far tonight as well. VerHagen went for 5.0 innings and only gave up one run. His ERA is now at least in the single digits on the season, and he picks up his second win on the year. He probably would have stayed in the game longer too, if not for an hour-long rain delay.

The major cause for concern on the night was, once again, the bullpen. After VerHagen left the game, Nick Ramirez gave up a run, Trevor Rosenthal gave up three, and Joe Jimenez gave up one in the ninth and made the game a lot closer than it needed to be. The bullpen clearly has a lot of work cut out for them, and it would not be surprising to see some changes in the rotation once younger players develop more.

Related Story. Check out what happened in the first game of the doubleheader. light

The Detroit Tigers have a chance to split the four-game series with the White Sox tomorrow at 1:10 p.m. EST. The left-handed rookie, Tyler Alexander, will start on the mound for Detroit. He had a rocky start the last time out but has been promising so far this season.

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