Tigers Today: August 29, 2010

ScorecardXSmall.jpgTigers’ Record:

64-66, 3rd Place; 11 GB

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Blue Jays | 1:12 p.m. ET – Location | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Rick Porcello (5-11, 5.76 ERA) vs. LHP Marc Rzepczynski (1-1, 4.76 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Blue Jays 5 – Tigers 4

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1995 — The Tigers acquired a player to be named (outfielder Derek Hacopian) from the Brewers for LHP Kevin Wickander.

  • 1986 — The Angels score eight runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the final four coming on Dick Schofield’s two-out grand slam off Willie Hernandez, to beat the Tigers 13-12.

  • 1984 — In Seattle, Mark Langston stops the Tigers on two hits and strikes out 12 to win, 5-1. Ken Phelps’ three-run homer in the fifth is the big blow.

  • 1966Denny McLain tosses 229 pitches, gives up eight hits, walks nine and strikes out 11 Orioles to notch his 16th victory.

  • 1932 — Catcher Ray Hayworth makes his first error of the season after handling 439 chances without a miscue dating back to Sept. 2, 1931.

  • 1934 – A capacity crowd at Shibe Park sees Detroit’s Schoolboy Rowe fail to win his 17th straight. He is knocked from the box in the seventh inning of the second- game, 13-5 loss to Philadelphia.

  • 1925 — The city of Detroit gives a dinner for Ty Cobb honoring his 20 years in a Tiger uniform. He’s given a trophy by the city and $10,000 by the club.

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