The Tigers tonight look to get their 9 game home stand headed in the right direction when they take on the Blue Jays in the opener of a three game series with Toronto. Last weekend, Detroit dropped two of three games to the Orioles including Sunday’s stinger that saw the Tigers blow a 5-to-0 first inning lead on their way to a 7-to-5 loss to Baltimore. The Tigers also missed an opportunity to gain ground on the Central Division leading White Sox, who were swept in 3 games at Kansas City. However, while Detroit was idle yesterday, the White Sox snapped out of their skid with a 9-to-6 comeback win over the visiting Yankees and that victory increased their lead over the second place Tigers to two games. Max Scherzer, who is 6-and-1 in his last nine outings, gets the start for Detroit against the Blue Jays. The Cubs suffered another loss in their nowhere season last night, falling 9-to-5 at Milwaukee.
And it’s not the big time, but former major league pitcher Roger Clemens is back in baseball. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner has signed with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League, which is not affiliated with Major League Baseball. Clemens is expected to start for the Skeeters on Saturday. The 50-year-old last pitched with the New York Yankees in 2007. Clemens was found not guilty earlier this year on charges of lying to Congress about his use of performance-enhancing drugs