No one expected the Tigers to be very good this year, not even upper management. In fact, at 12-14, they're doing far better than people expected.
But in Sunday's 4-1 loss against the White Sox in Chicago, they really really sucked. Twenty out of 27 batters struck out, tying a major league record for a nine-inning game.
Detroit scored one run in the top of the second inning, and that was it.
Four players — Miguel Cabrera, Brandon Dixon, Gordon Beckham and JaCoby Jones — struck out three times, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports. Three others — Jeimer Candelario, Nicholas Castellanos and Grayson Greiner — struck out twice.