It’s “4 + 1 day!” Also, the Tigers are the only one of the original eight American League teams the Dodgers have never faced in a World Series.
Tigers at Dodgers, 7:10 PM PDT, TV: Bally Sports Detroit, MLBN (out-of-market only), SPNLA
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez 911-8, 3.32 ERA) pitches for the Tigers and RHP Lancy Lynn (11-11, 5.94 ERA) goes for the Dodgers.
- 1964 Willie Davis broke a 16-inning, 3–3 stalemate between the Phillies and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium with a walk-off steal of home. With two outs in the bottom of the 16th, Davis reached on an infield single, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch by Philadelphia’s Jack Baldschun, then stole home on reliever Morrie Steevens.
- 1984 The Tigers, with a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee, clinch the American League East title to become only the fourth team in major league history to lead from start to finish of a season. The 1923 Giants, 1927 Yankees, and the 1955 Dodgers also led their circuits from wire to wire.
- 2006 The Dodgers, who are last in the National League in homers, hit four consecutive home runs in an inning when Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson all go deep in the bottom of the ninth to tie the Padres, 9-9. The improbable feat, which had been accomplished only by the 1964 Twins, 1963 Indians, and the 1961 Braves, leads to Nomar Garciaparra’s walk-off two-run homer in the tenth and sole possession of first place when Los Angeles beat the Friars, 11-10.
Lineups when available.
Late night starters in LA. pic.twitter.com/zHKdHefgDT
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) September 18, 2023
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 18, 2023