Monday, April 16, 2012
Justin Verlander Throws a Complete Game in Tigers 3-2 Win
The Detroit Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals tonight 3-2.
Austin Jackson led the game off with a home run and got the Tigers a quick lead. Justin Verlander gave up a run on a bloop single that tied the game back up in the bottom half of the first. Verlander would settle down after the inning though.
Verlander pitched a complete game, had 9 strikeouts and gave up 7 hits to earn his first win of the season. Basically, it was just another day at work for him.
Jhonny Peralta had 3 hits for the day, and Brandon Inge somehow hit a 2 run homer in the top of the 5th inning to put the Tigers up 3-1, and from there, the game was over, because Verlander brought his A-game.
Tommorow, Drew Smyly makes his 2nd start of the season as he takes on Bruce Chen.
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