The #Tigers started the second half of the season with four games in three days at Comerica Park over the weekend. They finished the weekend 1-3 against the Cleveland Indians, but still hold a 5.5 game lead in the American League Central. Here are five things you may have missed at Comerica Park this weekend!
1. Motown Night
The Tigers celebrated the music that put Detroit on the map with Motown Night. There was live music and a post-game fireworks show that featured the classics of Motown. Legendary Motown Group, The Four Tops performed the national anthem and Duke Fakir threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
2. Home run catch
Torii Hunter hit his 13th home run of the year and extended the Tigers lead in the 4th inning on Sunday. These two friends couldn’t decide who should keep the ball as a souvenir.
3. PAWS For Applause
In a partnership with the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, the Tigers honored Andrew from Livonia. PAWS For Applause celebrates youth who volunteer their time and resources to make the community a better place.
4. Scout Day
Over 2,000 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Troop Leaders participated in the 53rd Annual Scout Parade on Sunday.
5. Baseball in Spanish
Anibal Sanchez taught “basic” baseball lingo to Bryan Holaday to get ready for ¡Fiesta Tigres! in August.
The Tigers are on the west coast this week with games against the Diamondbacks and Angels, but return to Comerica Park on July 29th to host the White Sox and Rockies.