It was the 1st Annual Ladies Night at Comerica Park.
300 women sat in the upper deck, section 333, to watch the game. After the last out, the girls headed upstairs to the Tiger Club for a drink, some sushi, makeovers, a gift bag and photos with Joaquin Benoit and Phil Coke.
Mrs. HBWHOF and her posse didn't even make it to their seats.
They met some cat at The Ellwood whose wife was passed-out in their hotel room from too many libations. Their newfound friend had seasons tickets behind home plate and the girls enjoyed the game from that vantage point.
By the time my wife got her photo opportunity with Phil Coke, she was pretty buzzed and the resulting pic - too hilarious to post on this blog - has her laughing her ass off and Coke smirking like the Cheshire Cat.
They ended up at The Old Shillelagh. Needless to say they had fun.
Doug Fister pitched 6 shutout innings in his return from the disabled list.
Miguel Cabrera hit a solo homer and also scored on what manager Jim Leyland described as "a little league home run."
Cabrera led off the fifth with a comebacker to Rockies' starter Christian Friedrich. Friedrich knocked it down - then threw wildly - way past first base. Catcher Wilin Rosario, second baseman Chris Nelson and right fielder Michael Cuddyer chased down the ball. Meanwhile, Cabrera ran, standing, to third base. Rosario got to the wayward ball first, but threw past pitcher Christian Friedrich who, by now, was covering third base - and Cabrera ran home.
Fister, Coke and Benoit combined to give Detroit a 4-1 victory.