Your Five Things For August 12th: Tigers Out Of First Place
1. Pittsburgh Beats Detroit 11-6
Tigers lose 11-6 last night in Pittsburgh after falling behind early. Verlander was the starting pitcher but got pulled after one inning of work when he threw 40 pitches in the first. He did have an at bat but Justin Miller came in relief and pitched 2 innings. By the 2nd inning, the Tigers were down 8-1. Rajai Davis and Miguel Cabrera was an offensive silver lining both going 3-5 and combined for 3 RBI's. The Tigers play tonight at 7:05 pm in Pittsburgh before coming home.
2. Verlander Needs MRI
After his shortest outing of his career and 40 pitches in the first inning, Justin Verlander will be getting an MRI for a sore shoulder. Verlander's previous shortest outing was against the Yankees in 2008 when he went 1 1/3 innings. Verlander is 10-11 on the year with a 4.76 ERA. His MRI will be today.
3. AL Central Leading Kansas City Beat Oakland
The new leaders of the AL Central beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2. Sonny Gray took the loss after pitching 7 innings 2 of the 3 runs were earned. Oakland was held to 3 hits all game. Greg Holland got his 35th save after pitching his a 1 hit, 1 walk inning, lowering his ERA to 1.74. The Royals will play the A's until Thursday.
4. Cowboys Orlando Scandrick Suspended For Drug Violation
Jerry Jones told reporters last night that Orlando Scandrick is suspended for 4 games this season for a drug violation. It is expected that Morris Claiborne will fill the hole. Claiborne took the starting spot from Scandrick after some defensive struggles last season. Read more about the suspension here.
5. Greg Oden Due In Court Today
Former Ohio State basketball star, Greg Oden, is due in court today. Oden is facing felony battery charge. Oden, who played for the Heat last season is currently a free agent. Oden was arrested last week when he struck an ex-girlfriend during an argument. Read more about Greg Oden here.