48-38, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind White Sox
Tigers @ Indians | 7:05 p.m. ET – Progressive Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Max Scherzer (6-6, 4.61 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Westbrook (5-5, 4.75 ERA)
Tigers History Lesson
- Jim Lentine, 56
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1997 — The Tigers acquired catcher Marcus Jensen from the Giants for catcher Brian Johnson. They also acquired
outfielder Earl Johnson from the Padres for infielder Dave Hajek.
- 1956 — A group headed by Fred Knorr and John Fetzer buys the Tigers and Briggs Stadium for a record $5.5 million.
- 1909 — At Bennett Park, the Tigers and Senators play the longest scoreless game in American League history. Ed Summers pitches the complete game, holding the Nationals to seven hits, two walks (one intentional), while fanning 10. The Nationals’ 30-year-old rookie (and Houghton, Mich. native), Bill “Dolly” Gray, allows only one hit before leaving with an injury after eight innings. He is replaced by Bob Groom. Gray will put another entry in the record books next month when he walks seven straight batters. The 0-0 contest is called after the 18th inning.