Slugger Miguel Cabrera led the way with a pair of solo shots on the day, and smacked out his 300th homer of his young career in the third inning on a blast to straightaway center field. The historic home run, which measured in at more thlan 450 feet, landed in Comerica Park's often unreachabe ivy area behind the camera wells in center, and quite literally left fans chuckling to themselves in amazement. Along with Cabrera's two blasts, starting outfielders Quintin Berry and Brennan Boesch each managed to send a souvenir into the bleachers.
Providing a steady presence on the mound after his extremely rocky start last time out was Tigers 21-year-old prospect Jacob Turner, who went 5.1 innings to pick up his first career major league victory. Turner scattered seven hits and gave up three earned runs on the day, but was quickly yanked by manager Jim Leyland after serving up a two-run bomb to Alex Rios in the sixth in order to preserve the youngster's first big league win.
Now up by 1.5 games in the American League Central, the Tigers will stay in the division on Monday when they open up a three-game road series with the Cleveland Indians.