Daz Cameron continued a special Father’s Day weekend for his dad with a go-ahead two-run single in the 10th inning, helping the Tigers salvage a win from their four-game series at Angel Stadium with a 5-3 victory Sunday afternoon.
With Cameron’s father, former Gold Glove center fielder Mike Cameron, in attendance along with his mom and sister, Daz Cameron continued his timely hitting from Saturday night, when he hit an opposite-field homer and RBI single to account for the bulk of Detroit’s offense. He struck out three times Sunday following a second-inning single, leaving the bases loaded in the fifth inning and a runner in scoring position in the seventh, before he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the 10th against Angels closer Raisel Iglesias.
Cameron chased a couple of sliders to fall into a 1-2 count, but connected with a slider on the outside corner. The resulting ground ball up the middle had just a 71.8 mph exit velocity and a .230 expected batting average, but made it through a drawn-in infield to score Jeimer Candelario and pinch-runner Willi Castro. It was the lone ball the Tigers hit out of the infield in the inning, but it worked.