BehindHomePlate.jpgTigers’ Record:

46-37, first place; 1/2-game ahead of White Sox

Today’s Game

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

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (10-5, 3.85 ERA) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (6-6, 3.32 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Off Day

Tigers History Lesson

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1986 — The Tigers acquired LHP Mark Thurmond from the Padres for LHP Dave LaPoint
  • 1970Dalton Jones of the Tigers loses a grand slam against the Red Sox when he passes teammate Don Wert on the base paths. Jones pinch hits for Jim Price and belts a 2-2 pitch from Vicente Romo into the Tiger Stadium upper deck for a grand slam. However, he passes Wert between first and second and is called out, ending up with a three-run single.
  • 1961 — The Tigers take over first place with a doubleheader sweep of the Angels. Frank Lary’s 13th victory in the opener, a 1-0 three-hitter, is followed by Jim Bunning’s 6-3 win in the nitecap.

  • 1951 — Hall of Famer Harry Heilmann dies at age 57.