Detroit Tigers: 12 Memorable Moments
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An outbreak of Covid-19 on the Cardinals meant the Detroit Tigers spent most of the first week of August out of action. All that rest apparently helped their bats, as they dropped 17 runs on the Pirates in game one of their series (in a wild game that deserves it’s own full story), and then bombarded Derek Holland in the first inning of game two. Niko Goodrum led off the game with a homer and Jonathan Schoop followed with a measly single. Then Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron, and Jeimer Candelario hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead. It was the first time the team hit four home runs in the first inning since 1974, and the first time in franchise history it happened before they made a single out.