DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera achieved another major milestone as the Detroit Tigers ruled the day, while Austin Gomber and the Colorado Rockies won the night.
Cabrera needed only one at-bat Saturday to deliver his long-awaited 3,000th career hit, quickly reaching the mark as the Tigers routed the Rockies 13-0 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Gomber tossed six scoreless innings as the Rockies spoiled the major league pitching debut of Beau Brieske with a 3-2 victory in the nightcap. Brieske took the loss after pitching five innings and giving up three earned runs while striking out three.
Cabrera became the 33rd player in major league history and first Venezuelan-born player to reach the 3,000-hit mark when he grounded a first-inning single into right field.