Detroit Tiger 2015 opens on a good note!

Tigers shutout Twins 4-0 behind David Price

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, National Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

07th April, 2015     0

The Detroit Tigers started the 2015 campaign in fine style with a 4-0 shutout over the Minnesota Twins.    Playing in front of the 4th largest crowd  in Comerica Park history 45,030 fans enjoyed the mild day at the ballpark.   With all of the usual pre-game festivities that make the traditional opener things couldn't have gone much better for the Tigers.  

Left hander David Price started the game replacing Justin Verlander who opened the season on the disabled list.   Verlander had started the past 7 season as Opening Game starting pitcher.   Price would pitch 8 2/3 innings before giving way to reliever Joe Nathan who recorded the final out.    Manager Brad Asmus had to make a tough decision pulling Price who was running out of gas.    The crowd didn't react too kindly to Asmus replacing Price but it all worked out for the good. 

J.D. Martinez got things going in the second inning for the Tiger's with a bomb home run to the deepest part of Comerica Park.   Alex Avilla quickly followed with a 2 run shot to make it a 3-0 Tiger lead after 2 innings.   Price would go into the 5th inning with a no-hitter before a sharp single to left field ended the no hit bid.  

New Detroit Tiger Yoenis Cespedes made quite the impression for Tiger fans with a great catch in the 3rd inning and then stroking a triple to straight away center.   It was strange seeing Torri Hunter back in a Twins uniform but he got a good reception from the Tiger fans.    The Tigers also started to run the bases again stealing 3 bases in the game.   Jose Iglesias looked good at shortstop after missing the entire 2014 season.   All in all the season started out with a bang for the Tigers this day.  

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