Tiger Bats Go Cold, Win Streak Stopped.
It felt like April in the “D”. Early April, when the temperatures were closer to 40 than 70, and the Tiger bats had yet to thaw. The Tigers managed to score a run in the first and Max Scherzer made that hold up through 7 innings before leaving with the game tied at 1-1, but then Joaquin Benoit came in to pitch in the 8th
and couldn’t get anybody out. By the time the eighth inning was over, the Tigers were trailing the Blue Jays 4-1. Jhonny Peralta belted a solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to give Detroit a little life, but the Tigers could score no more and saw their seven game winning streak come to an end. Toronto’s win is their sixth in a row.
The Tigers and Blue Jays play again tomorrow night at Comerica Park before Detroit heads out on a 5-game road trip with stops in Boston and Pittsburgh. The Tigers fall to 4.5 games behind first place Cleveland as the Indians pummeled Kansas City 19-1.
Rick Porcello gets the start on the mound for the Tigers in tomorrow’s contest. 7:05 pm.