The Detroit Tigers will go to the Phoenix's sluggish Arizona Diamondbacks 3-game series Sweep on Sunday.
To get it, Detroit must defeat a former Cy Young Award winner.
Left-handed Dallas Keuchel, released last month after the Chicago White Sox posted a 2-5 record and 7.88 ERÅ, made its first start in Arizona and is opposed to rookie right-handed Bo. .. Brisky (1-6, 4.07)
Keuchel, 34, signed a minor league contract with Diamondbacks on June 6 and pitched coach Brent Strom, who attended Perry High School near Gilbert, Arizona. Reunited with. He coached him when he won the American League Cy Young Awards at the Houston Astros in 2015 with a record of 20-8 and a 2.48 ERA.
The Keuchel is 5-4, scoring 4.79 ERA in 14 career games (12 starts) with the Tigers. His recent major league start was May 26, when he lost to the Boston Red Sox 16-7, allowing 6 runs with 7 hits. He allowed 28 earned runs and 6 home runs in just 32 innings this season for the White Sox.
Arizona lost to the Tigers 6-3 on Saturday for five consecutive games, losing 14 of the last 20 games.
"Look, we have some grind time here right now," said Torey Lovullo, manager of Diamondbacks. "That's not what you've ever expected. I know I've lost several games in a row, but there's one direction to go. It's going to continue to fight tomorrow, and I'm here to turn this around.
Arizona managed only five hits, including a two-run home run by David Peralta, and made two errors in his Saturday night defeat. Ace reliever Joe Mantiply was tagged as a three-run home run by rookie Kody Clemens and defeated a 3-3 tie in sixth place.
"We are budgeting for difficult times," Lovullo said. "We are in a terrible moment now. I want these people to absorb what happened today, understand why it happened, get out here tomorrow, do it, and get it done. That's all you can do. "
Saturday marked the 10th victory in 31 games in Detroit. It's a stunning full extension with rookie center fielder Riley Greene's slice liner to the right center gap by Buddy Kennedy and the first major league home run by Cy Young Award-winning Roger's son Clemens. It was interrupted by a diving catch. Clemens.
"Surreal," Clemens said when asked how the moment felt. "He threw me some good pitches. I soiled one, then he threw the same slider a little inward, and I made a good swing on it, and it's from the park Out, I was pumped. I was ill. "
Clements' right-handed spectator liner was the first to be allowed by Mantipuri since June 18, 2021. It was the first home run allowed for left-handed batters.
"My mom is here, so she will probably give me a big hug," Clemens said. "I'm sure my dad is very excited. My family will certainly send me a text message."
– Field-level media