Thoughts on game 12 of 162


The Tigers get their first series win of the season and have won two straight for the first time this year with a 3-2 win over the reigning AL champion Rangers. The Tigers improve to 5-7 while the Rangers are 9-3

Hero: Brandon Inge
Inge helped the Tigers win in walk-off fashion with his solo homer to left field off Ranger reliever Darren Oliver. Inge also drove in the game-tying run with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Starters strong: For the third straight game the Tigers got another strong outing from their starting pitcher. Max Scherzer gave up six hits and two runs in six innings while striking out seven. The bullpen was strong with Brayan Villarreal and Jose Valverde combining for three scoreless innings of relief. Valverde earned the win for the second straight day

Up next: at Oakland on 10 pm Thursday to begin a seven-game road trip