Tiger bats come alive in 8-2 win over the Pirates

Detroit moves to 4-2 on the young season

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

13th April, 2016     0

On a chilly but sunny afternoon at Comerica Park the Detroit Tigers bats finally came alive banging out 14 hits in a 8-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.   The 2 and 2 series with the National League East team with 2 games at Comerica Park and then 2 games at PNC Field in downtown Pittsburgh.   The Tigers split the first two games and now stand at 4-2 in the young 2016 campaign. 

The Tigers were lead on the day by Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez with 4 hits each.   Upton got things going in the first inning with a monster 450 foot home run to dead center field.   Miguel Cabrera would score later in the inning to take a quick 2-0 lead.   The Tigers would then move to a 5-0 lead and then finish with a 8-2 victory.  

Anibal Sanchez would have a good outing in front of 26,.489 fans at the ballpark on a chilly 43 degree day.    The sun would show up for a good part of the afternoon on Anibal Sanchez who would go 5 2/3 innings in allowing just 2 runs.   It was a good start for the Tiger pitching staff and gave the bullpen a chance to work with a big lead.   This would allow them to get in some much needed work.    The Tigers boast one of the strongest line-ups in Major League baseball this season and should be able to put up a great number of runs on the season. 

Detroit will be playing the National League East this season in inter league play with what I believe the strongest Division in baseball.   The New York Mets will be coming again to Comerica Park this summer with Midland native Terry Collins leading the National League defending Champions.   Prior to today's game Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez were presented the Silver Slugger awards by MLB for being the leading batting average for their positions.    Cabrera also received another Silver Slugger award by leading the American League again in batting average. 

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