This Sweet 16 matchup is between the #13 seed Detroit Tigers vs. the #4 seed Milwaukee Brewers. The Tigers finished the season 86-76 good for 5th in the AL East. The Brewers finished 93-69 and finished 3rd in the AL East.
The Tigers send Jim Slaton (17-11 4.12 Grade 8) to the mound opposite Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19).
The Brewers would come out of the gate strong with a run in the second and two in the 3rd to give Caldwell a 3-0 lead. The Tigers would get one back in the 4th as Steve Kemp triples and comes home on a ground out. The Brewers would answer back with a run in the 5th, Robin Yount with the RBI.
The Brewers would break the game open in the 7th with 3 runs. Sixto Lezcano with a big hit as well as Yount again. Caldwell would do the rest as he would give up just 4 hits in a complete game.
Final Score: Brewers 7, Tigers 2
WP: Mike Caldwell (1-0)
LP: Jim Slaton (0-2)