It was a battle of 4-2 teams and each were ready to stand at the top of the standings. Only 15,221 showed up on a chilly afternoon to watch Jack Morris take on Danny Darwin. The Tigers are still waiting for the offense to come to life.
Morris would struggle in the 1st and the Brewers would be able to get 2 right off the bat, Yount would get a 1 out walk. Cooper singles and yount holds at second. Simmons would single and Yount would score and 4 batters in and it's 1-0 Brewers. Householder would walk to load the bases. Morris would then walk Oglivie to force Cooper home. Morris would get the next two hitters to keep the damage at a minimum. In the bottom haf of the inning Lou Whitaker hits a Darwin fastball into the upper deck in right to make it 2-1.
The Tigers would tie it up in the 3rd as Gibson would crush a 3-1 slider over the right center fence. Morris would settle in and both pitchers would match each other until the 7th, when Oglivie would it a 1-1 forkball for a solo homer and it's 3-2 Brewers.
In the 8th the Tigers answer back. Whitaker reaches on a Cooper error, Trammell would single, Gibson would double and Whitaker would score and it's tied at 3. Runners are at 2nd and 3rd and Parrish would hit a 2-2 splitter for a 3 run homer and it is now 6-3. Before that at bat Darwin had struckout Parrish 3 times.
Hernandez works the 9th for his 2nd save.
Oglivie went 1-3 with a HR and 2 RBI, he would leave the game with a shoulder strain and will be out for 6 games.
Morris walked 4 in this 3 in the 1st inning.
Gibson 2-4 with a 2B and 2 RBI
Parrish 1-4 with a HR and 3 RBI
The Final Score 6-3 Tigers