Garrett Hill made his major league debut with six intense innings, Miguel Cabrera released a two-run single, and host Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Guardians in the first doubleheader match on Monday. Defeated in 4-1.
Hill, 26, was summoned by Triple A Toledo to become the 14th pitcher to play in Detroit this season. He limited the Guardian to a one-run, two-hit, three-strikeout walk. Gregory Soto threw his ninth and collected his 16th save, despite walking two batters.
Jonathan Scoop provided four hits when the team started the four-game series, giving the Tigers two goals.
Guardians starter Zach Plesac (2-6) gave up two runs and six hits in six innings.
Cleveland Josh Naylor, who hit the solo homer, set out in the seventh inning for a pinch runner due to a back injury.
The Tigers took the lead 2-0 at a time. Riley Greene took the lead on a walk and advanced to third place with Willi Castro's single. After Javier Baez attacked, Castro moved up in a wild pitch. Cabrera hit a single and brought both runners.
The Guardians almost scored in 3rd place. Gabriel Arias walks and Myles Straw hits the outfielder's choice. Then he stole second and was called safe at his home with Steven Kwan's single. Detroit disputed the call, which was overturned.
Cleveland officially hit the board with two home runs in the fourth inning when Naylor hit a home run in the 11th right fielder.
There were two base runners in Detroit, two at the bottom of the fourth, but Tucker Barnhart jumped out and got stuck.
The Tigers expanded their lead in 7th place. The scoop chose Sam Hentges and Burnhart walked. He was taken away for James Karinchak after Henjis defeated the next two batters. Baez ruined his strategy with a single to introduce Schoop. Cabrera then walked to load the base, but Jamer Candelario attacked to keep the score 3-1.
Detroit is the eighth more insured. The scoop became a single with two outs and scored with Alex Young, a double-off at Burnhart.
– Field-level media