Special Game for My Tigers

Not often do I write about my Detroit Tigers‘ ongoing special season, one that has far more than revived the franchise from a decade-plus of the doldrums. But last night’s 10-4 victory over Tampa Bay hit so many milestones that it’s impossible to ignore:

  • Shortstop Carlos Guillen became the 10th Tiger in franchise history to hit for the cycle
  • Rookie phenom Justin Verlander became the first Major League pitcher to reach 14 wins in 2006
  • In his first game in a Tigers uniform, new first baseman Sean Casey belted a home run and drove in two runs
  • Temporary call-up outfielder Brent Clevlen hit his first two career home runs, pushing his two-game batting average to .625
  • With 56 games remaining in the season, Detroit tied last season’s win total of 71 – at 71-35, they stand 7.5 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central
  • Go get ’em, Tigers!

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