52-52, 3rd place; 7 GB Chicago
Red Sox 4 – Tigers 3
Tigers History Lesson
- Colby Lewis, 31
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1985 — Frank Tanana of the Tigers allows one hit (a home run by Ben Oglivie in the fifth) in beating the Brewers, 4-1. Tanana (6-10) strikes out eight while walking one.
- 1972 — The Tigers purchase P Woodie Fryman from the Phillies. Two days later, they purchase C Duke Sims from the Dodgers. Fryman, just 4-10 for Philadelphia, will go 10-3 for Detroit, while Sims will hit .316 for the Tigers in 38 games. The two veterans will spark Detroit to the American League Eastern Division title.
- 1907 — Senators rookie Walter Johnson makes his major league debut, losing to the Tigers, 3-2. Ty Cobb gets the first hit off of the future Hall of Famer with a bunt single.