Friday, September 29

Haase hits slam, Candelario crushes two, Tigers route Padres 12-4

detroit — The Tigers played host to the San Diego Padres Monday for the first time since 2005 and treated them just as rudely as they did back then.

In fact, this is the third time the Padres have visited Detroit in their history and they’ve yet to taste victory. The Tigers won three straight games and clinched the 1984 World Series against them at Tiger Stadium. They swept them into a three-game set in 2005, too.

And here we are, 17 years later and nothing’s changed (well, sort of).

Eric Haase’s grand slam triggered a five-run third inning and sent the Tigers to a 12-4 win over the Padres at Comerica Park.

“We need all the wins we can get,” Haase said. “We haven’t been stingy as far as what wins we’ll take — one run or right runs. We need it big. For our offense to step up like that, it was good to see.”

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