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A Victorious Opening Day For the Detroit Tigers

Photo: Rick Osentoski ~ USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT, MI, April 5, 2024 ~ The Detroit Tigers defeated the Oakland Athletics, 5-4, on Opening Day at Comerica Park in Detroit.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Tigers right fielder Matt Vierling started the scoring with a solo home run. The Tigers would score two more runs that inning, taking a three-run lead.

Detroit’s stating pitcher Tarik Skubal was cruising through the first five innings, until Athletics all-star Brent Rooker hit a deep drive to left field for a two-run home run, making it a 3-2 ball game.


April 5, 2024 ~ Lance Parrish reflects on the Detroit Tigers’ memorable 1984 World Series win and the remarkable 35-5 start to the season. He expresses excitement for the 40th anniversary reunion and the parallels between that championship team and the current roster’s potential, fueled by young talents and strong team dynamics.

April 5, 2024 ~ Every year, Comerica Park has new events and features. Ryan Gustafson, president and CEO of Ilitch Sports and Entertainment, joins Kevin Dietz and Tom Jordan to join us to share what we can expect this year.

April 5, 2024 ~ Dan Dickerson talks with Paul W. Smith about celebrating 25 years as the Detroit Tigers’ voice, sharing opening day rituals and excitement for the season ahead.

April 5, 2024 ~ Matt Veerling talks with Chrs Renwick about Detroit baseball’s evolution and optimism for a strong season start, emphasizing teamwork, pitching excellence, and fanbase connection.


(CONTINUED) In the bottom of the sixth, Tiger’s left fielder Mark Canha hit his second homerun of the season, giving the Tigers a two-run lead. Oakland answered at the top of the seventh to tie the game 4-4. However, in the bottom of the eighth, Detroit’s third baseman Gio Urshela hit a line drive double bringing in the game winning run.

With the win, the Tigers improve to 6-1 and take the first game of the weekend series over the Athletics. Game two of the series at Comerica Park begins on Saturday at 1:10 p.m.