Tigers Today: July 3, 2010

PickOffSmall.jpgTigers’ Record:

42-36, 2nd place; 1 GB of Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Mariners | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (9-5, 4.02 ERA) vs. LHP Jason Vargas (6-3, 2.80)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Mariners 1

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1993 — Cecil Fielder becomes the third player in history to homer onto the left field roof at Tiger Stadium, doing so in the Tigers’ 11-5 loss to the Rangers. Harmon Killebrew and Frank Howard are the only other players to accomplish the feat.
  • 1976 — The Tigers’ rookie sensation Mark Fidrych shuts out the Orioles 4-0 for his eighth straight victory.

  • 1965 — Denny
    McLain
    one-hits the Senators at RFK Stadium in a Tigers’ 1-0 win. The more stunning news is
    that the time of game was 1:05. Oh, wait, the game was called after just five innings…never mind.

  • 1906 — At Cleveland, the Naps top the Tigers, 5 – 0, in game called after six innings on account of rain. To underscore the soggy conditions, Detroit outfielder Germany Schaefer plays the last few innings wearing a raincoat over
    his uniform.

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