Aurelio Lopez.jpgTigers’ Record:

76-74, 3rd Place; 14 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

Armando Galarraga (4-6, 4.27 ERA) vs. Bruce Chen (10-7, 4.70 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Royals 5

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1972 — The American League East is in a virtual tie as Joe Coleman posts his 18th win, a critical 10-3 defeat of first-place Boston. Coleman strikes out 10 and knocks in three runs.

  • 1963 — Nineteen-year-old Denny McLain strikes out eight White Sox hitters in his major-league debut. The Tigers win 4-3 before a crowd of 4,291 at Tiger Stadium. In his second start, eight days later, McLain fans 11 — and walks seven — in a complete-game, 7-3 win over the Orioles.

  • 1935 — The Tigers clinch the pennant with a doubleheader sweep over the St. Louis Browns, winning 6-2 and 2-0. Birthday boy Elden Auker wins the nightcap with a complete game shutout, while Tommy Bridges takes the opener. The Tigers will coast the rest of the way, going 1-6, while the Yankees go 6-1.