Tigers Today: August 24, 2010

WoodBats.jpgTigers’ Record:

62-63, 3rd Place; 10 GB

Today’s Game

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

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello (5-11, 5.76 ERA) vs. RHP Kyle Davies (6-7, 5.14 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 12 – Royals 3

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1976 — At Tiger Stadium, Bill Freehan hits his 200th and final home run in a 12-7 loss to the White Sox. He’ll finish his career with 100 homers hit at home and 100 on the road.

  • 1945 — Cleveland ace Bob Feller returns from the Navy and attracts a home crowd of 46,477, who watch him strike out 12 and yield only four hits in a 4-2 win over Hal Newhouser.

  • 1940 — In the Tigers’ 12-1 victory at Fenway Park, Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams pitches the last two innings, allowing one run on three hits.

  • 1914 — In the second game of a doubleheader at Washington, the Tigers’ Hooks Dauss and four Nats pitchers combine to plunk a record seven batters, a major-league record that will remain unmatched until 1971. Hooks hits three while Jim Shaw, Jack Bentley, Harry Harper, and Jim Stevens hit four. The Tigers win 11-0 and take the opener as well, 3-1.

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