The Detroit Tigers offense exploded for 11 runs and Doug Fister threw a gem to take the series against the Toronto Blue Jays. Prince Fielder was the offensive leader reaching base four times while knocking in three RBI. Torii Hunter chipped in three RBI and scored 2 runs as he extended his hit streak to 6 games. The team’s 16 hit output represents the third consecutive game they have had 11 or more hits. The Detroit Tigers scored 24 runs in the series and had the Blue Jays coaching staff wearing out a path from the visiting dugout to the mound.
Doug Fister seemed in mid-season form showing excellent control over all his pitches despite the cold and rainy conditions. Fister threw 8 innings giving up only 1 run, 8 hits while striking out 5. It was the strongest start yet by a starter this season validating the opinion that the Detroit Tigers have one of the best rotations in baseball.
On tap for the Motor City Kitties are the defending AL West champs Oakland Athletics. The A’s will have revenge on the mind considering the the last time the two teams met was in the 2012 play-offs. The 9 game west coast swing represents the only trip to the left coast this season. The Tigers roadie will take them to Oakland for 3 games, Seattle for 3 games and Los Angeles to face the Angels for the final three game series or the trip. The series against the A’s will start on Friday with first pitch at 10:05 pm EST.
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