Tigers Today: August 5, 2010

WhiteFlag.jpgTigers’ Record:

53-54, 3rd place; 8 GB Chicago

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. White Sox | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (7-8) vs. Freddy Garcia (10-4)

Yesterday’s Results

White Sox 4 – Tigers 1

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 2002 — In a make-up game against the Angels, the Tigers host “Silent Night” at Comerica Park. The fans hear no electronic, video and commercial enhancements — nor much offense — during the Tigers’ 6-3 loss to Anaheim.

  • 1986 — After the Tigers win the opener, 6-5, game two starts off with Detroit’s first two hitters – Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell – belting homers off Cleveland’s Jose Roman. It is the third time in a month this has occurred. Whitaker hits another as the Tigers win a shootout, 11-9.

  • 1984 — The Royals sweep two from the first-place Tigers, winning 5-4 and 5-0, in the first of three straight doubleheaders for Detroit. KC takes the opener when Dane Iorg bloops a double over Ruppert Jones’s head in left.
    Charlie Leibrandt wins the nightcap with relief help from Dan Quisenberry in the ninth.

  • 1972 — Shortstop Ed Brinkman commits an error, ending his major league record of 72 games and 331 total chances without making a misplay.

  • 1940 — In a rain-shortened 4-0 victory over the Tigers, Silent John Whitehead of the St. Louis Browns pitches a six inning no-hitter. It will the quiet Texan’s only victory this season.

  • 1931Tommy Bridges retires the first 26 Washington Senators to face him before surrendering a hit to pinch hitter Dave Harris. The Tigers win the game 13-0.

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