Tigers 2014 Opener with victory over the Royals

45,068 enjoy warm Michigan weather at Opener

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

01st April, 2014     0

The 2014 Detroit Tigers opened the season with an exciting 4-3 walk off victory over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park on Monday March 31st.   The downtown was alive and jumping all around the ball park for the 1st game of the 2014 season which holds much promise.  The City of Detroit and in fact a large part of Michigan will be pulling for the Tigers to advance to the MLB World Series at the end of the season. 

Miguel Cabrera having just signing an 8 year extension for 292 million dollars was bouncing around the field before, during and after the game against the Royals.  Ace pitcher Justin Verlander would start his 7th straight Opening Day at Comerica Park now in its 15th year.   A record Opening Day crowd of 45,068 fans were in attendance on this day.   It was the 2nd largest crowd in Comerica's history.  

The Tigers trailed the Royals going into the bottom of the 7th inning 3-1.  They then scored 2 runs in the inning to tie the score at 3-3.  Triples by Austin Jackson and Alex Gonzalez provided the punch to knot the game up.   New closer Joe Nathan then pitched in the 9th inning with a 1,2, 3 outing to send the game to the bottom of the 9th for hero of the day Alex Gonzalez to get the walk off single for the 4-3 victory.  

They are all kinds of expectations on the Tigers in the 2014 season.  All of the pundits and fans in the State of Michigan are expecting nothing less than a return appearance in the MLB World Series again.   They have the strongest pitching staff in the majors and the best player on the planet as Rod Allen says in Miguel Cabrera.   It promises again to be a very interesting summer down at Comerica Park with the Tigers providing many enjoyable games.   But it will be all for not if they don't achieve their goal of winning the World Series.   High expectations but they have the talent now.  


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