With a win over the Chicago White Sox today, the Detroit Tigers were able to avoid reaching 110 losses on the year. Here’s how they got it done.
The Detroit Tigers played the final game of a three-game series with the White Sox today and managed to pull off a rare win. They were able to stave off their 110th loss of the season as they beat Chicago six to three.
Matthew Boyd got the start and earned his ninth win on the season. It wasn’t his best performance, however, as he gave up eight hits and three runs in five innings. Boyd has struggled with keeping the ball in the park all year and gave up another home run in today’s game. He did enough to keep the lead intact and earn the win, though, which was good to see.
Detroit’s offense was able to put up six runs, largely due to four home runs. Jeimer Candelario, Gordon Beckham, Victor Reyes, and Willi Castro all went deep today. This was a big moment for Castro because it was his first major league home run, and it further proved that he can get it done at the big league level. This is an encouraging sign for the young shortstop.
Another notable performance from today’s game was John Schreiber‘s relief appearance. Schreiber went for 1.2 innings and struck out three, while only giving up one hit. He struggled when he first got the call to the big leagues but has since dropped his ERA to 5.40. He is bound to get more opportunities to prove he can pitch in the bigs.
The Tigers get tomorrow off and then play their final home series of the 2019 season against the Minnesota Twins. The Twins lead the AL Central and are currently four games up on the second-place Indians. This series could have an impact on the playoffs if Detroit somehow manages to take the series.