Tigers Rout Pirates 11-5
It was a lopsided match from the first inning as the Tigers rout Pirates. Right from the start, Detroit got four home runs. The final score was 11-5. Some sports analysts said that the four-day rest gave the Tigers the boost to win the game.
Detroit’s offense was struggling in recent weeks. However, they found traction when they visited Pittsburgh Saturday. Miguel Cabrera, Jeimer Candelario, C.J. Cron, and Niko Goodrum hit homers in the first inning against Pirates’ Derek Holland.
Goodrum opened the home run party by setting the second throw he saw from Holland. Cabrera did the same thing after two batters. Cron followed Cabrera on the plate and sent the ball flying to the center. Lastly, Candelario capped the home run bash to give Detroit its first four-home run inning in seven years.
Tigers Rout Pirates
According to Price Per Player reports, the Tigers’ dugout felt the excitement from the excellent slugging performance in the first inning. Players stepped up. Also, Cron said that they got good pitches to hit. Thus, they sent the ball flying to open the game.
The Tigers got four days of rest after the MLB postponed its series against St. Louis. The Cardinals suffered a coronavirus outbreak among its roster. Detroit’s hitting average was only .205 for the season before the game. The average improved to .239 after getting 28 runs in 20 innings against Pittsburgh.
Cabrera had three hits, including his home run. He is now in the 24th position in total runs earned with 1,701. Also, he’s one shy away from Reggie Jackson’s record of 1,702 runs. Goodrum had a home run and a double.