Tigers Today: April 7, 2010

5:44 p.m. ET: Updated with Tigers lineup

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Tigers’ Record: 1-0; Tied for 1st

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Royals | 8:10 ET — Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City | On the air: FSD (Joined in Progress at 10 p.m.)/AM 1270

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer, 0-0 0.00 ERA vs. Luke Hochevar, 0-0 0.00 ERA

From the Game Notes: Tonight Scherzer is making his second career start at Kauffman Stadium. He earned the win in his previous outing, limiting the Royals to two runs in six innings of work.

Tonight’s Lineup

  1. Austin Jackson, CF
  2. Johnny Damon, LF
  3. Magglio Ordonez, RF
  4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  5. Carlos Guillen, DH
  6. Brandon Inge, 3B
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Scott Sizemore, 2B
  9. Ramon Santiago, SS

Yesterday’s Results

Off day

Tomorrow’s Game

Tigers @ Royals | 2:10 p.m. ET — Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City | On the air: FSD/1270 & 97.1

Pitching Matchup

Dontrelle Willis, 0-0 0.00 ERA vs. Brian Bannister, 0-0 0.00 ERA

Tigers History Lesson

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1984Jack Morris pitches a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox; the Tigers win 4-0. He strikes out eight and walks six in shutting down the Sox at Comiskey Park. Morris becomes the first Tiger since Jim Bunning, in 1958, to toss a no-
    hitter.

  • 1986 – At Tiger Stadium, Boston Red Sox outfielder Dwight Evans becomes the first player to hit the first pitch on Opening Day for a home run. Morris surrenders it but gets the win as Detroit edges Boston, 6-5, behind two home runs by Kirk Gibson. (I was at that game but left in the sixth to be back in time for baseball practice; it was my senior year in high school.)

  • 2004 – Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm signed House Bill 5200 permanently designating Willie Horton‘s birthday, October 18, as “Willie Horton Day” in the state of Michigan.

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