Triston McKenzie struck out a career-high 12 and blanked Detroit over eight innings to extend his scoreless innings streak to 21, leading the to a 4-0 win on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series. McKenzie (7-6) was dominant, giving up just five singles and walking none. Josh Naylor homered in the first, All-Star Andrés Giménez added a solo shot in the eighth inning for Cleveland. McKenzie’s performance helped the Guardians end a streak of five consecutive losses to the Tigers. Detroit swept four from Cleveland last week at Comerica Park. Zach Plesac (2-7, 3.89 ERA) starts for Cleveland tonight against Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.08) as the four-game series continues. First pitch is set for 7:10pm.
McKenzie strikes out 12, Guards top Tigers 4-0
Jul 14, 2022