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Tigers Today: April 8, 2010

BehindHomePlate.jpg Tigers Record: 1-1

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Royals | 2:10 p.m. ET – Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City | On the air: FSD/1270-AM

Pitching Matchup

Dontrelle Willis, 0-0 0.00 ERA vs. Brian Bannister, 0-0 0.00 ERA

Yesterday’s Results

Royals 3 – Tigers 2

W: Kyle Farnsworth, 1-0  | L: Jose Valverde, 0-1

HR: Miguel Cabrera (1)

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1963 – The Tigers claim Denny McLain off waivers from the White Sox.
  • 2002 – After opening their season with six straight losses, the Tigers fire manager Phil Garner and general manager Randy Smith. The unfortunate Luis Pujols takes over the reins on an interim basis and sleeps through a record 156 games. Dave Dombrowski added the GM’s duties to his president and CEO title.
  • 2008Placido Polanco‘s MLB record run of 186 consecutive errorless games and 911 consecutive errorless chances at second base ends. He commits a throwing error that allows Manny Ramirez to score on what would have been a triple otherwise.
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