39-33, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind Minnesota
Tigers @ Braves | 4 p.m. ET – Turner Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Max Scherzer (4-6, 5.67 ERA) vs. RH Kenshin Kawakami (0-9, 4.78 ERA)
Braves 3 – Tigers 1 | Fungo Recap
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Happy 51st to perhaps the classiest guy ever to wear the D.
Today’s also the birthday of two former Tigers pitchers:
- Bill Slayback, a member of the 1972 A.L. East Division champs, turns 61. A seventh-round pick in the 1968 draft, he pitched three years in Detroit posting a 6-9 record and 3.84 ERA in 42 appearances. In his rookie year of ’72, Slayback (who wore number 44) appeared in 23 games (13 starts, three complete games) and notched a 5-6 record.
- Jack Billingham turns 65 today. He won 25 games for the Tigers from 1978-80 and he did so wearing number 41. Did you know that Billingham is a cousin of Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson? For a funny Billingham vs. Kirk Gibson nugget, revisit this post from last year.