**Sorry this one’s coming late in the day. I was traveling and got online later than expected. This one include information about tonight’s win and Monday’s too.**
45-37, 1st place; 1/2-game lead over Twins
Tigers 7 – Orioles 5 (11 innings)
Tigers 12 – Orioles 9
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1997 — In Detroit, the Tigers top the Orioles, 14-9, their third straight win after 11 consecutive losses. Brian Johnson and Travis Fryman homer for the Tigers while teammate Bobby Higginson adds a two-run inside-the-park homer, his fifth this week. For Scott Erickson (11-4), it is the worst start of his career for Baltimore, allowing all 12 runs, 11 earned, and 10 hits in 4-1/3 innings. Willie Blair (6-4) takes the win in relief.
- 1997 — Former Tigers catcher Mickey Tettleton announces his retirement. He was on the Rangers’ disabled list for more than two months.
- 1971 — Norm Cash hits a pair of three-run homers to power the Tigers to a 12-7 win over the Yankees. Mickey Lolich goes the distance for the win.
- 1929 — After watching the Tigers belt eight home runs on July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, the Browns
use the off day to erect a screen in front of the rightfield pavilion. The screen stretches 156 feet from the foul pole
toward centerfield, 310 feet down the line from home.
In the next day’s game, Heinie Manush will hit three balls off the screen against the Yankees’ Waite Hoyt, while Babe Ruth will hit two off it in the series. This screen will remain in place
into the 1940s, the only stadium with extended outfield seating where it is impossible to catch a home run ball.
- 1917 — Ty Cobb’s hitting streak ends at 35 games as White Sox pitchers Red Faber and Jim Scott hold him hitless. His streak began May 31. Cobb holds the American League mark of 40 straight games, set in 1912, but George Sisler will ring up 41 games in 1922.