Tiger’s right-hander Max Scherzer last night became the first Detroit starter in 75 years to begin a season 9-and-0 as he tossed seven sharp innings in a 3-to-2 victory at Kansas City, snapping the Royal’s six game winning streak. Justin Verlander goes to the mound for Detroit this afternoon in the rubber game of the 3-game series. Miguel Cabrera scored the go-ahead run for the Tigers last night on a Victor Martinez sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Jose Valverde locked up his ninth save, giving up a lead off single in the ninth before retiring the next 3 batters.
The first place Tigers stay 5-and-a-half games ahead of second place Cleveland in the American League Central after the Indians snapped their eight game losing streak last night with a 5-to-2 win at Texas.
The White Sox lost 7-to-5 in ten innings to the Blue Jays last night in Chicago while the Cubs were ripped by the Reds 12-to-2 at Wrigley Field.