When Miguel Cabrera hasn’t been stealing the spotlight, the Detroit Tigers’ starting pitching has.
Following Friday’s one-hitter from Anibal Sanchez, Doug Fister will look to continue that trend Saturday as the Tigers resume their four-game home set against the Minnesota Twins.
Cabrera has at least two RBIs in five straight games, but Max Scherzer and Sanchez have easily held up their end by bookending Detroit’s four-game winning streak with dominant pitching performances.
Minnesota is in the midst of its longest slide since September 2011, getting outscored 64-28 over that span. While the pitching deserves its share of the blame (league-high 5.55 ERA in May), manager Ron Gardenhire had little choice but to start four hitters batting .212 or worse this season prior to Friday’s loss.
By SportsDirect Inc.