BallBatGrass.jpgTigers’ Record:

47-37, 1st place; 1/2-game ahead of Chicago

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Twins | 4:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FOX/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Jeremy Bonderman (4-6, 4.84 ERA) vs. Nick Blackburn (7-6, 6.12 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Twins 3

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1999 — The Tigers defeat the Brewers, 9-3, before 25,374 fans in Detroit. This enables the club to top the one million mark in attendance for the 35th consecutive season for the longest streak in American League history. The Dodgers hold the record of 55 consecutive years.

  • 1997 — Former Tigers catcher Dwight Lowry died at age 39. He was the manager of the Tigers’ Class A Jamestown (N.Y.) Jammers at the time of his death.

    Shortly after Lowry’s death, the Tigers renamed their annual Player Development Man of the Year Award in his honor. Lowry had been tabbed the club’s inaugural Player Development Man of the Year in 1996 after leading the Single A Fayetteville Generals to a second-half division title and a South Atlantic League post-season berth.

    Read this piece on Lowry from the Fungo archives.

  • 1951 — Using four home runs from Stan Musial, Bob Elliott, Ralph Kiner and Gil Hodges, the National League All-Stars defeat the American League at Briggs Stadium in the 1951 All-Star Game. Kiner hits a home run for the third year in a row.