Jonathan Schoop, Spencer Turnbull lead Tigers past Cubs 7-1
Chicago Cubs' Willson Contreras hits a solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam in a five-run sixth inning as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-1 on Tuesday night. The Tigers have won three of five since a nine-game losing streak dropped them out of serious postseason contention. Turnbull walked the leadoff hitter in the sixth but retired the next two before he was replaced by Bryan Garcia. The Tigers put the game away with five runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Only 22 Wins At Home Ties All Time Record For Lowly Tigers
It is great that I got to hit the 300th homer, but this record is about more than me, Schoop said. Before this year, the record for home runs by a team was the Yankees 267 last year. The Tigers minus-221 run differential at home was the worst in major league history, breaking a mark set by the 1883 Philadelphia Phillies at minus-215, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Zimmermann started 23 times this season and set a team record for fewest wins by a pitcher with 20 or more starts. Im getting my first big league check tomorrow, he said.detroit.cbslocal.com