7-inning doubleheaders debut in MLB, Reds sweep Tigers
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, capping Major League Baseball's first seven-inning doubleheader with a shutout. We've had a tough time in these first ten days, and we've especially struggled against Detroit, Bell said. Bauer wasn't confirmed as the starter for the second game until he arrived at the park. At one point in the first game, Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani forgot the teams were only playing seven innings. Tigers: Detroit has Monday off, then is scheduled to host four games in three days against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tigers, Reds rained out, to play 7-inning twinbill Sunday
DETROIT The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were set to play Major League Baseball's first doubleheader scheduled for seven-inning games on Sunday in order to make up a rainout. The game never got started and was called after a 55-minute wait, angering Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer. Minor leagues have previously had the option of shortening one or both games of a doubleheader to seven scheduled innings. Detroit plans to start right-hander Rony Garcia, in the first game and left-hander Daniel Norris in the second. "You let starters get hot for the game and then delay it 8 minutes before game time," he tweeted.