The Detroit Tigers resumed a suspended home game in Oakland in the bottom of the seventh and went on to lose seven to three.
The Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics just played a strange game that was a result of a game getting suspended earlier this year. The game was originally a home game for Detroit but resumed in Oakland tonight at the bottom of the seventh inning with the score five to three in favor of the Athletics.
The game proceeded normally after being resumed tonight. David McKay took the mound for the Tigers and pitched the remaining two innings and gave up two runs off of a two-run home run. Despite this, he looked good on the mound and had four strikeouts. Even so, the Tigers would go on to lose the game seven to three.
For those who don’t remember, this game was originally started on May 19th. The Tigers scored three runs, one came off of a home run from Nicholas Castellanos, who is now a Chicago Cub. Castellanos scored another run in the game and Dawel Lugo had an RBI. Oakland would not relinquish their lead, however, and picked up their 11th straight win in Comerica Park (in Oakland).
This was a strange night because Castellanos also hit a home run for the Chicago Cubs, while a Tigers game he hit a home run was being played simultaneously. This awkward timing for the game will surely raise questions as to how these things are handled in the future.
The Tigers will start their originally scheduled series with the Athletics in about an hour from now, at 10:07 p.m. EST. Spencer Turnbull will look to avoid what would be a league-leading 15th loss on the mound. Oakland, on the other hand, needs to win as many games as they can to ensure a wild card spot in the American League West.