The Tigers trounced Toronto 11-to-1 yesterday afternoon in the rubber match of their 3-game series at Comerica Park. The win gives Detroit a 5-and-4 record with their next 9 games on the road with the west coast swing starting tonight in a 3-game series at Oakland.
Yesterday in the victory over the Blue Jays, Prince Fielder had two hits and four RBI’s while Torii Hunter added two hits, three RBI’s and a pair of runs scored. Doug Fister started for the Tigers and improved to 2-and-0, surrendering a run on eight hits with 5 strikeouts and a walk over eight innings. The game time temperature Thursday in Detroit was 35 degrees when the first pitch was thrown, the coldest weather the Tigers have had to play in at home since April 1996.
The White Sox were swept in their 3-game series at Washington with Chicago losing 7-to-4 to the Nationals last night. And the Cubs coughed up a 5-0 lead and dropped their home opener 7-to-6 to the Giants in the fog and mist Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field.