46-37, first place; 1/2-game ahead of White Sox
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Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1986 — The Tigers acquired LHP Mark Thurmond from the Padres for LHP Dave LaPoint
- 1970 — Dalton Jones of the Tigers loses a grand slam against the Red Sox when he passes teammate Don Wert on the base paths. Jones pinch hits for Jim Price and belts a 2-2 pitch from Vicente Romo into the Tiger Stadium upper deck for a grand slam. However, he passes Wert between first and second and is called out, ending up with a three-run single.
- 1961 — The Tigers take over first place with a doubleheader sweep of the Angels. Frank Lary’s 13th victory in the opener, a 1-0 three-hitter, is followed by Jim Bunning’s 6-3 win in the nitecap.
- 1951 — Hall of Famer Harry Heilmann dies at age 57.