Tigers Today: August 17, 2010

Tigers’ Record:

58-60, 3rd place; 10 GB

Today’s Game

Tigers @ Yankees | 7:05 p.m. ET – Yankee Stadium | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (13-7) vs. CC Sabathia (15-5)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 3 – Yankees 1 | Box

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 2009 — The Tigers acquired first baseman Aubrey Huff from the Orioles in a trade for Brett Jacobson.

  • 1984 — The Tigers draw 36,496 to break their attendance mark of 2,031,847 set in 1968. They also top the Mariners 6-2, behind Milt Wilcox. Alan Trammell returns to shortstop for the first time in 39 games and adds two hits.

  • 1977Aurelio Lopez of the Mexico City Reds racks up his 30th save to go with a record 19 relief victories.

  • 1969 — The Tigers tie a club record with six homers, and Denny McLain wins his 19th, beating the A’s at Oakland, 9-4. Al Kaline homers in the seventh and ninth off relievers, but the first three Tigers homers come off starter Catfish Hunter.

  • 1967 — The Tigers acquired infielder Eddie Mathews from the Astros for RHP Fred Gladding and cash.

  • 1919 — The Tigers draw a record 31,500 at home, but lose 4-2 to the Senators in 11 innings. Ten ground rule doubles are hit into the crowd lining the outfield.

Published by

Mike McClary

Upbeat guy.

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