The Pittsburgh Pirates smacked out 21 hits, including four home runs, on their way to a 9-3 win over the Tigers on Wednesday night. Neil Walker had four hits, including two home runs. James McCann had a solo home run for the Tigers, who have lost two in a row. The final game of a three game series is set for Thursday afternoon.
On the first day on NHL free agency the Detroit Red Wings landed two players, signing defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards. Green, who has spent 10 years in Washington, got a three year deal worth $18 million. He had several big seasons early in his career, but then suffered though four seasons plagued with injuries. Last season Green was healthy again for the
JD Martinez hit his 20th home run of the season, a two-run shot, but the Detroit Tigers lost in a 14 inning marathon 5-4 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Tigers still sit in third in the AL Central, a game and a half behind second place Minnesota and six games behind first place Kansas City. Detroit plays Pittsburgh again on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.