Tigers Today: August 6, 2010

ScorecardXSmall.jpgTigers’ Record:

53-55, 3rd place; 9 GB Chicago

Today’s Game

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

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (12-6) vs. Jered Weaver (10-7)

Yesterday’s Results

White Sox 6 – Tigers 4

Tigers History Lesson

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1947 — The Tigers’ Skeeter Webb enters the game as a pinch hitter for Fred Hutchinson against the Indians and scores. Detroit bats around, and Webb lifts a fly ball that scores a run in the nine-run eighth. Stubby Overmire wins, 13-6, in the first of two. Detroit sweeps, winning the nightcap, 7-5 behind Hutchinson.

  • 1941 — Tigers pitcher Al Benton collects two sacrifices in one inning, a major-league record.

  • 1938Mickey Cochrane is fired as Tigers manager.

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