DETROIT Torii Hunter lined a single up the middle in the sixth inning Tuesday to register his 2,000th hit, becoming the 14th active player to reach that milestone.
Thats a big career accomplishment, and hes also on an impressive tear in his first week as a Tiger. Hunter has 14 hits in his first seven games and is batting .424.
Hes had six multihit games, joining Tigers Hall of Famers Ty Cobb (1919), Charlie Gehringer (1929) and Al Kaline (1955) as the only ones in club history to do that in the first seven games of a season.
He attributes the start to being comfortable. It seems as if Hunter, who goes out of his way to build relationships with teammates, has been a Tiger for years.
He said the front-office members, manager, coaches and teammates have made him feel at home. The fans at Comerica Park gave him a standing ovation when he stood on first base after the milestone hit. He doffed his batting helmet twice while waving to them.
"It's awesome, Hunter said. I've been pla...