Dodgers Out Duel Tigers, 3-0
One, two, three was the order of the day as Tiger and Dodger starting pitchers dueled deep, in their Saturday afternoon match up. Through six innings Michael Fulmer and opposing pitcher, Ross Stripling had only given up three hits collectively. However, it was in the 7th when the Dodgers finally managed to break the gridlock.
In the 7th, former Tiger, Curtis Granderson made it to second on a throwing error by Castellanos, which would extend the inning. Fulmer would walk the next batter and a single from Gonzalez scored Granderson. The Dodgers padded their lead in the 8th. Alex Wilson came on to relieve Fulmer and delivered a lead-off walk. Two singles later, and the Tigers trailed by two. A home run from Grandal in the top of the 9th would add insult to injury. The Tigers went to the bottom of the 9th, trailing 3-0.
On the Tigers side of the ball, there isn’t much to say. Cabrera, Castellanos and Jacoby had a single apiece. While the Dodgers took advantage of the final three innings, tacking on a run in each, Tiger bats would stay cold… going 1 for 10.
Michael Fulmer had an outstanding outing. In seven innings of work, he gave up just the one run on three hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. Tiger offense only managed multiple base runners once in this game, in the 3rd.
With the loss, the Tigers losing streak extends to six. The Tigers will look to turn things around, Sunday, as they wrap up their three game series with the Dodgers. They have the day off Monday, before hosting the Yankees for three. Our Sunday afternoon match up will feature Justin Verlander(8-8 4.11 ERA) versus Hyun-Jin Ryu(4-6 3.45 ERA). Our coverage begins at 12:45, on 95.3.