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Tigers 5, Blue Jays 4: Baseball is fun again

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For one night, at least

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers won the first game of the three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Friday night at Rogers Centre.

The evening was largely uneventful until the third inning. Nicholas Castellanos stepped to the plate with two outs and #TTBDNS hit a grand slam (!):

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.