On this date in Tigers history …

Two Opening Day losses at the hands of the dreaded White Sox:

1959 – On Opening Day at Briggs Stadium, White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox goes 5 for 7 and hits an unlikely 14th-inning two-run home run off Don Mossi to beat the Tigers, 9 – 7. Fox did not homer in 623 at-bats last season.

2006 – Jim Thome and Joe Crede hit two-run home runs and Paul Konerko adds a solo shot, leading the White Sox to a 5 – 3 victory in the Tigers’ home opener. Freddy Garcia strikes out five and limits the Tigers to five hits in six innings en route to his 100th career victory.

I think that 2006 recap was used a dozen or so times between 2004 and 2012.

— From Baseball-Reference.com

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Mike McClary

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