The number of runs driven in by Nick Castellanos. The third baseman also had two hits, giving Shane Greene and the rest of the team all the run support they would need.
The number of runs allowed Tigers starter Greene. He allowed only three hits in 6.1 innings, striking out six.
The number of combined hits for J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes. With Victor Martinez on the disabled list, these two will be heavily leaned upon to drive in more runs in the middle of the order. J.D. Martinez had two hits and scored two runs while Cespedes also scored two runs on three hits and a walk. The duo did not strike out.
James McCann’s batting average after the game. The Tigers catcher had an underwhelming day at the plate with just a walk in three plate appearances (two of them via the strikeout), but his solid displays with the bat so far this season will help make up for the temporary loss of V-Mart. The fact that Jose Iglesias, the team’s ninth hitter, is sporting a .328 batting average doesn’t hurt either.
The number of hits by Tyler Collins, who started at designated hitter. Collins also drew a walk and scored a run in his second game of the season. With J.D. Martinez and Cespedes moving up in the order to fill in for V-Mart, Collins will be counted upon to provide solid production lower in the order. If he continues to turn in displays like he did on Wednesday, he’ll provide much-needed stability.
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