Comerica Park - Detroit, MI
Phillies 49-53, Tied for 2nd Place in the N.L. East, 8 games behind the Braves
Tigers 56-45, 1st Place in the A.L. Central, 3 games ahead of the Indians
Phillies Probables: Cole Hamels (4-12, 4.16), Cliff Lee (10-4, 3.05), Jonathan Pettibone (5-4, 3.97)
Tigers Probables: Doug Fister (8-5, 3.90), Max Scherzer (14-1, 3.14), Rick Porcello (7-6, 4.49)
At the Ballpark: The first 10,000 fans will receive a Tigers rally towel tonight, and there will be fireworks after the ballgame. There's also fireworks following Saturday's game and all kids will receive a Baseball Card Magnet Frame on Sunday.
Home Runs: Domonic Brown - 24
RBIs: Domonic Brown - 69
Stolen Bases: Ben Revere - 22
ERA: Cliff Lee - 3.05
Strikeouts: Cliff Lee - 131
Saves: Jonathan Papelbon - 20
|1973 Topps #29 and #146|
1973 Topps Flashback: Second baseman Tony Taylor spent 11 1/2 seasons in Philadelphia before getting dealt to the Tigers in June 1971 for pitching prospects Carl Cavanaugh and Mike Fremuth. (Neither ever made it to the Majors with the Phillies.) Then Tigers manager Billy Martin was happy to have Taylor join the Tigers, saying at the time that he was going to use Taylor around the infield and as an occasional fill-in for regular first baseman Norm Cash.
Taylor wasn't thrilled about leaving the Phillies or his home and he was immediately dejected when told of the trade by Phillies manager Frank Lucchesi. Taylor would play three seasons in Detroit, batting .269 in 217 games, before returning to the Phillies for good following the 1973 season.
His former teammate Woodie Fryman joined him in Detroit in August 1972 after being waived by the Phillies. Fryman had spent parts of five seasons with the Phils between 1968 and 1972, going 46-52 with a 3.76 ERA in 157 games. Fryman pitched for the Tigers for 2 1/2 seasons before getting dealt to the Expos in December 1974.