Newly acquired Curtis Granderson began his Los Angeles Dodger career 0-for-6, reaching on an error and scoring a run in his first game with the team.
In the top of the 6th inning on Sunday, Granderson came up to face Justin Verlander for the third time. Verlander had struck him out in his first two at-bats, but Granderson got the best of him in the third one. Verlander and Maeda were throwing dueling no-hitters at this point, so Granderson’s home run broke up the no-hitter on Verlander’s side.
Curtis reached out and pulled a ball into the right field corner that bounced off of the pole for a home run, marking the first hit and run of Sunday’s game.
It seemed like an important run at the time, but the Dodgers were unable to add to their run total as they were unable to complete the sweep of the Detroit Tigers.
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