In the nightcap of a doubleheader in Cleveland, the Tigers’ Cesar Gutierrez goes 7 for 7 with six singles and a double to tie a record set in 1892, in a 12-inning, 9-8 win.
Mickey Stanley‘s home run wins it for the Tigers. Gutierrez came into the game hitting .218, and was hitless in his previous 18 at bats. He will collect just seven hits in all of 1971, and 128 hits for his career.
Here’s the box score.
According to Baseball-Reference.com, 11 days earlier Virgil became the Tigers’ first black player. This is his first home game.
Senators 4 – Tigers 0, at Navin Field
Twenty-three men named Heinie have played in the majors, the last in 1944. Two of them appeared in this game: future Hall of Famer (and former Tiger) Heinie Manush for the Senators and Heinie Schuble for the Tigers.
Time of game: 1 hour 35 minutes. I can’t even imagine.
Max Scherzer strikes out 15 in 7 innings to lead the Tigers to a 4-3 win over the
Pirates. The strikeouts are one shy of Mickey Lolich‘s club record of 16 until …
P.S. The 2012 club was 20-21 after the win. The same record the Tigers will have if they beat the Rays tonight.
A great YouTube find: John Wockenfuss’s batting stance and an Enos Cabell sighting — AND George Kell on the call!
Dontrelle Willis wins his first game in 20 months and his first in a Tigers uniform as the Tigers shut out the Rangers, 4-0.
The D-Train allowed only one hit — a double to Michael Young — in six and a third innings, and retired 17 batters in a row at one point and snapped the Rangers’ seven-game winning streak.
Here’s the boxscore, filled with gems like Jeff Larish as the DH and an inning from Joel Zumaya.