BehindHomePlate.jpgTigers’ Record:

64-64, 3rd Place; 9.5 GB

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Blue Jays | 7:07 p.m. ET – Rogers Center | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (14-8, 3.65 ERA) vs. Shaun Marcum (11-7, 3.70 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Blue Jays 1

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1972 — The Tigers’ Willie Horton clouts an 11th-inning two-run home run to beat Minnesota 5-3 in the first of two. In the nightcap, Joe Coleman pitches 11 shutout innings against Minnesota before Aurelio Rodriguez’s home run gives him the 1-0 win. This is the third win in a row for the Tigers on 11th-inning homers. Rodriguez hit one to start
    the streak.

  • 1971Willie Horton is struck in the eye by a pitch from Chicago’s Rich Hinton, sidelining him for 28 games. Hinton, in his first major-league start, lasts 2-2/3 innings in taking the loss. Joe Coleman earns the win.

  • 1961Rocky Colavito ties an American League record with four home runs — three in the second game, in a doubleheader pummeling of the Senators 7-4 and 10-1 at Washington

  • 1917 — At Detroit, Ty Cobb is 3 for 4 to lead the Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Red Sox and then-pitcher Babe Ruth.

  • 1901 — At Boston, Cy Young goes 15 innings to defeat Detroit, 2-1, for his 25th win of the year.