Pitching reigned supreme again as Detroit beat the Jays for the second straight time without giving a run. The Tigers won 1-0 and the two teams combined for just seven hits. Victor Martinez drove home hitting star Andy Dirks in the sixth inning with a sac. fly for the only run on either side. Dirks went two for three and Ryan Raburn and Don Kelly each had a single.
Brad Penny struck out one and gave up a hit in his two innings of work. Max Scherzer gave up a walk in two shutout frames while Fu-Te Ni struck out two in the eighth inning. Joaquin Benoit was in the right place at the right time and based on when the Tigers scored their run, he picked up the win.
This afternoon the Tigers take on the Yankees. Justin Verlander gets his first start of the season. Ryan Perry, Rick Porcello, Dan Schlereth and Charlie Furbush will all see some time on the mound. Game time is 1:05 and it’ll be on WXYT.
Single game Tiger tickets go on sale March 5. I need to take a look at the schedule to see what works for me. Hoping to get down to the ballpark more then I have the past few years.