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1958 Ossie Virgil, who became the first black to play for the Tigers 11 days ago, goes 5-for-5 in his first home game at Briggs Stadium. The Dominican's performance helps Detroit to beat the Senators, 9-2.
2013 Max Scherzer becomes the second Tiger starter in the 104-year history of the franchise to begin the season at 10-0 when Detroit beats Baltimore at Comerica Park, 5-1. George Mullin, known as Wabash to his teammates, started the 1909 season with an 11-0 record, en route to a 29-8 record for the eventual American League champs.
2014 With their ninth straight victory, the Royals take over the lead in the American League Central, beating last year's Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer, and the Tigers at Comerica Park, 11-4. The last time Kansas City had sole possession of first place after playing 70 games was on June 25, 1980, when they led Chicago by 8.5 in the AL West, en route to winning the American League pennant.


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