Detroit Tigers: Edwin Jackson wins first game back with Detroit
The Detroit Tigers won their second game of a four-game set against Kansas City tonight behind veteran starter Edwin Jackson.
The Detroit Tigers won their second consecutive game tonight against the Kansas City Royals tonight with a score of 5-2. This win came behind the pitching of none other than Edwin Jackson, who last started in a Tigers uniform in 2009.
Jackson was pitching for Toledo and was optioned up to Detroit earlier today to start tonight’s game. Jackson pitched a spectacular game, going 6.1 innings and only allowing one run on four hits. While he has not had the greatest season in 2019, this performance gives him his second win on the season and drops his ERA to 9.35.
Another Tiger made their major league debut tonight as well, John Schreiber got the call to pitch in the ninth inning. Schreiber was raised in Michigan and was a lifelong Tigers fan, making this moment a dream for him. Unfortunately, it probably didn’t go how he imagined it. Schreiber gave up a home run and two base hits in 0.2 innings, earning himself a 13.50 ERA. Fortunately, Joe Jimenez was able to get the final out and earn his first save on the year.
The pitching was aided heavily by Dawel Lugo‘s offensive performance. Lugo went 3-for-4 and had a big 2-RBI single in the first inning. This was a big game for Lugo, who is still only batting .233 even after tonight. Hopefully, this performance helps the 24-year-old get things on track for the future.
Tomorrow night’s game will take place at 6:10 p.m. EST and the scheduled pitchers are Spencer Turnbull for Detroit and Mike Montgomery for Kansas City. The Tigers should look to be aggressive against Montgomery who has had a horrendous season with a 1-5 record and a 6.02 ERA. Turnbull is still looking to bounce back from his injury and return to form.