Tigers 3, Phillies 1
Game 29 - Tuesday Night, April 30th in Philadelphia
Record - 16-13, 1st place, 1 game ahead of the Mets
One Sentence Summary: The offense couldn't get going against Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull, and Vince Velasquez struggled in this 3-1 loss.
What It Means: The Mets won their game in extra innings, cutting the Phillies lead in the division down to a game. On a positive note, this is the first time since 2011 the Phillies are in first place on May 1st.
What Happened: Velasquez couldn't escape the fourth inning, allowing three runs on six hits. Bryce Harper and Cesar Hernandez looked bad on defense, while Harper went 0 for 4 and struck out twice. He heard his fist official boos from the fans on hand.
Adam Morgan pitched a scoreless eighth inning, tying a record held by J.C. Romero (2008), Rheal Cormier (2006) and Ed Roebuck (1964) for scoreless innings to start a season with 15. (Per Corey Seidman Tweet.)
Featured Card: The last time the Phillies beat the Tigers in Philadelphia was on June 16, 2007 and Jamie Moyer was the winning pitcher. Shane Victorino had three hits including a first inning home run and Aaron Rowand hit his 10th home run in the fourth. Moyer contributed two successful sacrifice bunts in his winning effort.