Andriese outpitches Fulmer as Rays beat Tigers 5-1
Apr 21 2017 by Dustin Murphy
That didn't come until the Tigers whiffed on a big play of their own. One out later, the closer got Logan Morrison to ground to second base but Iglesias couldn't complete the double play, as he stumbled making the turn.
Let's start here, with a routine fly ball to right-centerfield. Pruitt would retire the first eight batters he faced before a ninth inning single to Miguel Cabrera. Those runs scored on two singles.
The Tigers at some point Thursday will decide if Iglesias must go on the seven-day disabled list prescribed for concussion recovery. Beer vendors in left field can be heard behind home plate. Tampa Bay is 0-7 in Archer's last 7 starts against a team with a winning record and 1-6 in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the AL Central.
RAYS KEY TRENDS: The Rays have dropped six of their last seven games overall and are just 1-4 in their last five games coming off a loss. He intentionally walked Brad Miller to load the bases.
Tigers: RHP Justin Verlander (1-1) looks to rebound Friday night against Minnesota after allowing a career-high-tying nine runs Saturday at Cleveland. "He's within his rights to do that", Ausmus said Thursday, via mlive.com. "There weren't a huge number of people out there". In both cases, a fan yelled, "I got it!" from the stands. "He was within his rights". But it wasn't the outfielder who called it. However, Archer's nemesis - the pitch count began taking hold and by the time he exited the game, the lead had shrunk to one run. "He gave up the early home run, but it didn't faze him and didn't rattle him".
Francisco Liriano and three relievers combined on a six-hitter, Darwin Barney hit a two-run single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Wednesday night.
Evan Longoria decided that it was time for a change, in hopes of getting out of his slump shaved his full beard and it worked, at least for night.
"It's Miggy, he's going to get his knocks", Andriese said.
"And then he (Jones) didn't get down the line".
Cabrera went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Ausmus said he has never dealt with something like this before in the majors.
"I'm not a huge fan of the bunt", he said.
"But, to me, that was a no-brainer". Ausmus said Ryan simply couldn't throw strikes when he needed to in relief of starter Michael Fulmer.
"It was a good pitch to bunt", Jones said.
I'll take Andriese to his word and bank on him continuing his momentum from his last outing.
The Tigers and Rays kick off a three-game set from The Trop tonight, and considering Michael Fulmer's dominance versus Tampa Bay past year, the under looks like a nice play.