DETRIOT, MI--- The Guardians started the last series of the 2023 season on a good note, getting a 7-5 win over the Tigers in Detroit. In the same way the Guardians had a farewell for Tito in Cleveland, Detroit is having a farewell for future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera, and Miggy would give Tigers fans a show, turning back the clock finishing 3 for 4 with 2 doubles on the night.
The Guardians had a decent lead early on thanks to a big 2nd inning with a Brayan Rocchio RBI double and a 2 run home run from Bo Naylor. But the lead would not last after Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill would give up a 2 run home run to Zach McKinstry in the bottom half of that 2nd inning. Quantrill would have some time to calm down the very next inning, thanks to his teammate Tyler Freeman smoking a 416 foot, 3 run home run to make the lead 6-2. The lead would be extended further thanks to a Myles Straw RBI single that brought in Bo Naylor, who got himself into scoring position with a ground rule double. Naylor, who is known to struggle against left handed pitching would be 2 for 2 against Detroit lefty Joey Wentz. Quantrill would end up going 5 innings giving up 8 hits while striking out 3 Tigers batters.
Detroit would answer Straw's run with a RBI triple from Parker Meadows in the 4th and then make things a bit interesting in the bottom of the 9th with Spencer Torkelson hitting a "oppo taco" to make the score 7-5. Emmanuel Clase would finish off the Tigers allowing just that lone run to make sure the Guardians win was secure. Listen to WTAM 1100 throughout the weekend for the final Guardians games of the year, and your Best Browns Coverage Sunday morning starting at 10.