The evening was largely uneventful until the third inning. Nicholas Castellanos stepped to the plate with two outs and
#TTBDNS hit a grand slam (!):
Right fielder, Nicholas Castellanos. pic.twitter.com/8LwzTAzUgY— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 9, 2017
Seven grand slams is the most the Tigers have hit in a season since 2009.
Buck Farmer started for Detroit. His final line was five innings, two runs (one earned), two walks, and three strikeouts on 77 pitches (47 strikes). He exited the game in the sixth inning, leaving two runners on base with no outs. Drew VerHagen came in and INDUCED A TRIPLE PLAY.
It was the first triple play for Detroit since 2001.
Castellanos started in right field for the first time in his major league career, and the Tigers game was one of the most enjoyable in weeks. Coincidence? **thinking** Probably, but maybe not?
Alex Wilson pitched the eighth inning and gave up two home runs before finally collecting the third out. Shane Greene came in for the ninth and closed out the victory.