Tigers Trounce the Defending AL Champs
The streaky hitting of the Detroit Tigers continued Monday night, this time against last year's American League Central Division champs.
Tyler Collins led the charge by crushing a three-run homer in the second inning to pace the Tigers over the Cleveland Indians 7-1 in the opener of a four-game series. Victor Martinez had three hits on the night and Alex Avila drove in two runs for the Tigers' second straight win.
Daniel Norris (2-2) even his record with six solid innings on the mound, allowing the Indians' lone run on five hits and striking out a season-high eight.
Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and drove in the Indians run in the loss.
The second game of the four-game series takes place tonight at Comerica Park. It will be a battle of aces, as Justin Verlander (1-2, 4.60 ERA) takes the bump for the Tigers. The Indians counter with Corey Kluber (3-1, 4.19 ERA). Catch the action at 6:45pm on 95.3 WBCK!