51-48, 3rd place; 4 GB Chicago
Tigers vs. Rays | 7:10 p.m. ET – Tropicana Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Rays 3 – Tigers 2
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2001 — The Tigers acquired Mark Redman from the Twins for Todd Jones.
- 1993 — Travis Fryman strokes five hits on the way to the cycle in the Tigers’ 12-7 loss to the Yankees. He’s the first Tiger to cycle in 43 years.
- 1989 — The Tigers acquired LHP Brian Dubois from the Orioles for Keith Moreland.
- 1985 — Darrell Evans hits his 300th career home run, off Ken Schrom, to lead Detroit to a 3-2 win over the Twins.
- 1951 — Charlie Gehringer succeeds Billy Evans as Tigers general manager.
- 1949 — Dizzy Trout hits a ninth-inning grand slam against the Senators to help the Tigers to a victory.
- 1936 — In the sixth inning of a 16-6 Yankees win in Detroit, the Tigers’ Goose Goslin drives a ball in the gap in right center. Right fielder Joe DiMaggio and centerfielder Myril Hoag sprint for the ball and collide, the ball bounding by for an inside-the-park home run. Both players are knocked unconscious but appear unhurt: DiMaggio stays in though Hoag is replaced. Hoag will play tomorrow and collect a single, then collapse in his hotel room on the two days later with a brain clot.
Hoag will be operated on successfully at Harper Hospital and will be out the rest of the season, but he’ll return to play six more years.
New York wins the game on 20 hits, scoring four runs in each of the first two innings, and three apiece in the fourth and fifth. Lou Gehrig’s two doubles, single and home run number 31 with two aboard pace the visitors. Tommy Bridges is the loser while Johnny Murphy, who relieves Monte Pearson in the fourth, is credited with the win.