Tigers Today: August 22, 2010

Tigers’ Record:

60-63, 3rd Place; 10.5 GB

Today’s Game

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

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (13-8, 3.77 ERA) vs. Jeanmar Gomez (3-1, 1.84 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 5 – Indians 2

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1997 — The Tigers pound the Brewers, 16-1, with the aid of 23 hits and an 11-run seventh inning. Bobby Higginson gets five hits for Detroit, while Travis Fryman and Tony Clark drive in four runs apiece.

  • 1981 — The Tigers acquired infielder Ron Jackson from the Twins for OF Tim Corcoran.

  • 1978Ron LeFlore steals his 27th consecutive base as Detroit beats the Twins 7-3. He began the streak on July 16.

  • 1915 — In the second inning of game one of a doubleheader versus Detroit, the crowd sees the Senators score a run with no times at bat, the only time it’s ever happened. Chick Gandil and Merito Acosta walk; Rip Williams sacrifices, and George McBride hits a sacrifice fly, scoring Gandil, and the Tigers catch Acosta off second base when OF Bobby Veach throws to Ossie Vitt. Washington’s Walter Johnson goes on to win, 8-1, and snap the Tigers’ nine-game win streak

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