The Detroit Tigers suffered a pretty disheartening loss on Friday night by falling to the Cincinnati Reds on a walk-off bunt. On Saturday, the Tigers bounced back nicely with a 3-2 win in a hard fought game.
Justin Verlander struck out nine during Saturday's game. The Reds battled him throughout the six innings he pitched, but Verlander only gave up two runs. Both of them were recorded as earned, but chances are that will be changed by MLB next week. (Delmon Young lost a ball in the sun in left field, setting up the Reds' rally. The play should've been ruled an error, but it was scored as a hit during the game.)
Tied 2-2 in the eighth inning, the Tigers took the lead on a single by Prince Fielder. He had a solo home run earlier in the game, and his RBI single put the Tigers on top 3-2. Brayan Villarreal was the pitcher when the Tigers took the lead, and Joaquin Benoit came in to get the hold. Jose Valverde pitched a perfect inning to pick up the save and clinch the victory.
The Tigers will try to take the series from the Reds on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.