Detroit Tigers rally behind Guardians 5-3, sweep doubleheader

Jonathan Schoop walked into the Comerica Park clubhouse on Monday morning amid a prolonged crisis.

He left Monday night feeling like one of the best hitters in baseball, after the best nine hours of his season.

After a perfect 4-on-4 game 1 of the doubleheader, Schoop picked up where he left off in game 2, going 2-on-4 with a run and an RBI, increasing his average from .191 to .207.

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That buoyed up the offense early before Riley Greene threw the free kick in the sixth inning and Eric Haase hit a solo shot in the seventh, powering the Detroit Tigers to a 5-3 win and a twinbill sweep.

Tigers center fielder Riley Greene is single to drive in a run against the Guardians in the third inning of Game 2 of the doubleheader on Monday July 4, 2022 at Comerica Park.

“He had some really good shots,” Hinch said of Schoop. “Then I mention his defense because he made plays that helped us win on that side as well.

“It’s good to have guys contributing, when you get it from the top of the order and from the bottom of the order, we’re a different attack when they go, Jonathan included.”

Schoop started the scoring early, leading the third with a brace for his fifth hit in as many at bats that day. After advancing to third on a ground ball from Victor Reyes on the right side, Greene came to home plate.

Tigers second baseman Jonathan Schoop rolls after beating the tag of Guardians catcher Sandy Leon in the third inning of Game 2 of the doubles against the Guardians on Monday July 4, 2022 at Comerica Park.

The rookie hit a helicopter at second baseman Andres Gimenez, Schoop immediately went home and used a textbook hook around the outside of the plate to beat Sandy Leon’s tag.

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Faedo’s good start

With the way Alex Faedo was throwing early, that early lead was pretty good for the Tigers (32-47).

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