It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Tigers prevailed 4-3, over the Royals in the 2014 season opener.
JV looked pretty good. He gave up only 2 earned runs and lasted six innings. He could have lasted longer but the defense behind him was, not good. Torii Hunter dropped a routine fly ball in the second, shortstop Alex Gonzalez made an error in the fourth and Nick Castellanos, although he wasn’t charged with an error, failed to catch a ball in foul territory.
I was very pleased with the way the Tigers battled back in the late innings after trailing 3-1.
Also notable: A Squared money was 1 for 2 with 2 BB. Victor hit a solo shot. Castellanos and Gonzalez each had two hits.
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