Jul 20 3:16p
Smyly delivered a gem Sunday for the Tigers to help the team avoid a sweep at the hands of the division-rival Indians. He struck out six batters and walked two in seven innings. His lone mistake was serving up a solo shot to Yan Gomes in the seventh.
Smyly improved to 6-8 on the season following Sunday's victory, his first quality start since June 24 against the Rangers. He showed great command, throwing 19 first-pitch strikes. Smyly's strikeout rate has regressed this season with him in a nearly-full-time rotation role, but he has maintained a respectable 3.80 ERA in his 16 starts.