Tigers Blank Sox 9-0
Brad Penny got his first win as a Detroit Tiger today, pitching 7 innings and only giving up one hit to the White Sox. The one hit was controversial as Chicago’s Brent Morel reached in the sixth inning on a hard hit ball down the 3rd base line that was gloved by Brandon Inge. Inge’s throw pulled first baseman Miguel Cabrera off the base and the official scorer ruled it was a hit.
A tough call to break up a possible no-hitter on a play that Brandon Inge usually makes. Penny gets his first win as a Tiger and is now 1-2 on the season.
Ryan Rayburn and Alex Avila powered the Tiger offense today. Rayburn drove in three runs on two hits, while Avila kept up his hot hitting with three hits and two driven in.
The win puts the Tigers over the .500 mark at 11-10 with another game against the White Sox tomorrow afternoon at Comerica Park. Max Scherzer goes for his 4th win in that 1 pm contest on Easter Sunday. Monday is an off day for the Tigers before Seattle comes to town for a three-game series starting Tuesday.
Another good win for the Tigers, their third in a row.