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PostSubject: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sat May 25, 2013 9:31 pm

GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET




--- VS ---

Detroit Tigers VS Minnesota Twins
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
Game Time - 1:08 p.m. EDT



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Pitching matchup


Tigers: RHP Max Scherzer (6-0, 3.61 ERA)

Scherzer recovered from a first-inning run to retire the final 22 batters he faced in his last start vs. the Indians, striking out seven of the last 12. A change in pitch sequences and a better changeup helped him dominate in the final seven innings.



Twins: RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 6.69 ERA)

Pelfrey lasted just two innings against the Braves on Tuesday because of a 76-minute rain delay. The right-hander gave up two runs on four hits and a walk with one strikeout. He threw only 38 pitches, but he'll stay on normal rest.






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PREVIEW
Twins hope for different kind of streak in finale
Pelfrey faces Scherzer as Minnesota comes off slump-busting win

By Mark Emery / MLB.com | 5/25/2013 10:12 PM ET

Twins fans, exhale -- your team's 10-game losing streak is over.

And the victory that put an end to that ghastly stretch came at the expense of the first-place Detroit Tigers, as Minnesota took Saturday's game at Comerica Park, 3-2. The two clubs will conclude their four-game series Sunday afternoon, with righty Mike Pelfrey throwing for the Twins against Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer.

Though recent times were lacking in joy for his team, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been pleased with his players' enthusiasm and effort. No doubt, he felt Saturday's win was much deserved, even though a third-inning ejection forced him to watch most of it from the clubhouse.

"The crazy thing about it is that guys are still in the dugout hooting and hollering and staying into it, and that's what I expect," he said. "I walk through the clubhouse, and the guys still have the music on and their heads up. If it looked like they're not getting after it, that's when I would get upset and yell. But these guys really care.

"It bothers them and hurts them when they lose. You can see it after games. So you have to keep plugging away. It's a good group out there. They're trying hard. Things aren't bouncing our way right now. We have to come up with more hits and get deeper into games with our pitching. But it's not from a lack of effort, and that's what I look at."

Minnesota has had problems with its starting pitchers' ability to remain in games for lengthy periods. In Saturday's win, starter P.J. Walters threw six innings, becoming the first Twins pitcher to go at least six frames in more than a week. On Sunday, Pelfrey will certainly be challenged -- not just in subduing Detroit's powerful lineup, but in keeping pace with Scherzer, too.

The Tigers' powerful right-hander has not lost a game this season. He plowed through Cleveland's lineup in his last outing, moving past a first-inning run to retire the final 22 batters he faced. Scherzer also struck out seven of the last 12 batters he faced in his two-hit, eight-inning effort.

"That was a dominant performance," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "His last pitch was 98 [mph]. When you're up around 115-120 pitches and you have that left in the tank, that's saying a lot. That was impressive."

In nine starts this season, Scherzer is 6-0 with a 3.61 ERA. He has 75 strikeouts against just six walks.

Twins: Pelfrey hoping to avoid rain and runs
A rain delay cut Pelfrey's last outing short after just two innings in Atlanta, where he gave up two runs on four hits and a walk. He also notched one strikeout.

"Pelfrey was lobbying pretty hard to come back in the game," Gardenhire said. "But once you get to a certain point coming off what he went through, there's no chance we're going to run him back out there."

In his last three outings, Pelfrey is 0-1 with a 7.50 ERA over a span of 12 innings, during which he has struck out five and walked four.

On the season, Pelfrey is 3-4 with a 6.69 ERA. He was effective against the Tigers on April 4, when he picked up a win and allowed two unearned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Against Detroit on April 29, though, the righty gave up four runs in the same amount of innings en route to a loss.

Tigers: Miggy's bat unsurprisingly leading the way
Miguel Cabrera has at least one hit in each of his past 11 games, during which he is batting .442 (19-for-43) with four doubles, seven homers and 17 RBIs. Though Cabrera did not knock in a run in Saturday's 3-2 defeat, he still easily leads baseball with 57 RBIs this season. He also paces the Majors with a .385 average and 74 hits.

Only Baltimore's Chris Davis has homered more times than Cabrera, as Davis hit 16 long balls vs. 14 for the Detroit slugger. Cabrera needs one double to become the 15th active player to reach 400 two-baggers.

"[Cabrera] doesn't throw any at-bats away anymore, and I'm proud of him for that," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said recently, "because we talked about that a couple years ago. He's a hard guy to get out. No matter when he's up there, no matter what the situation is, he's a tough guy to get out. When he grinds that at-bat out, it's something to see."

Cabrera's streak of five straight games with multiple RBIs ended in Detroit's loss Saturday. Cabrera finished the game 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout.

Worth noting
• The Tigers have the edge in the season series, 5-4. In those nine games, they have outscored the Twins by a margin of 35-32.

• After Sunday's meeting, the two clubs will meet nine more times this season. The next series is scheduled for June 14-16 at Minnesota's Target Field.

Mark Emery is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.





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Tiger's MLB Game Notes



INJURY UPDATE:


RHP Octavio Dotel (Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL retroactive to April 20, 2013).

OF Austin Jackson (pulled right hamstring, 15-day DL retroactive to May 12, 2013).






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On television


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On radio

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Up next (Probable Pitchers)

MON, May 27:
TIGERS: (RHP Justin Verlander (5-4, 3.66 ERA)) VS
PIRATES: (LHP Francisco Liriano (3-0, 1.00 ERA))
1:08 p.m. ET (FS-D, MLBN / FM 97.1)


TUE, May 28:
TIGERS: (RHP Rick Porcello (2-2, 6.28 ERA)) VS
PIRATES: (RHP Jeanmar Gomez (2-0, 2.75 ERA))
7:08 p.m. ET (FS-D / FM 97.1)


WED, May 29:
TIGERS: (RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-4, 2.38 ERA)) AT
PIRATES: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
7:05 p.m. ET (FS-D / FM 97.1)







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PostSubject: Re: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sat May 25, 2013 9:32 pm

STARTING LINEUPS:

TIGERS

Andy Dirks, cf (4-for-6, 2 HR off Mike Pelfrey)
Torii Hunter, rf (2-for-9)
Miguel Cabrera, 3b (3-for-12, 6 walks)
Prince Fielder, 1b dh (6-for-17, 2 HR, 2 walks, K)
Victor Martinez, dh 1b (3-for-8, walk, K)
Alex Avila, c (2-for-5, walk, K)
Omar Infante, 2b (15-for-32, 2 walks, K)
Don Kelly, cf (2-for-6, walk)
Ramon Santiago, ss (1-for-2, K)

P: Max Scherzer


TWINS

Jamey Carroll, 2B (0-for-5, 4 K’s against Scherzer)
Joe Mauer, DH (8-for-23, HR, walk, K)
Josh Willingham, LF (5-for-18, 2 HR, 2 walks, 8 K’s)
Justin Morneau, 1B (5-for-13, 3 HR, 4 walks)
Ryan Doumit, C (3-for-13, walk, K)
Chris Parmelee, RF (2-for-5, walk, K)
Eduardo Escobar, 3B (1-for-2)
Aaron Hicks, CF (0-for-3, 2 K’s)
Pedro Florimon, SS (1-for-5, 2 K’s)

P: Mike Pelfrey


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PostSubject: Re: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sun May 26, 2013 3:09 pm

MIN - Top 1st
B:0 S:2 O:1
Jamey Carroll grounds out, shortstop Ramon Santiago to first baseman Victor Martinez.

B:1 S:2 O:2
Joe Mauer grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Victor Martinez.

B:2 S:3 O:3
Josh Willingham strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 1st
B:2 S:3 O:1
Andy Dirks strikes out swinging.

B:1 S:0 O:1
Torii Hunter homers (2) on a fly ball to right field.
1 - 0

B:0 S:0 O:2
Miguel Cabrera pops out softly to second baseman Jamey Carroll.

B:1 S:1 O:3
Prince Fielder flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

1 - 0 AFTER 1 INNING


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MIN - Top 2nd
B:4 S:1 O:0
Justin Morneau walks.

B:4 S:2 O:0
Ryan Doumit walks. Justin Morneau to 2nd.

Coaching visit to mound.


B:1 S:2 O:1
Chris Parmelee flies out to left fielder Andy Dirks.

B:2 S:0 O:1
Eduardo Escobar reaches on a force attempt, missed catch error by shortstop Ramon Santiago, assist to second baseman Omar Infante. Justin Morneau to 3rd. Ryan Doumit to 2nd.

B:1 S:1 O:2
Aaron Hicks flies out to center fielder Don Kelly.

B:2 S:3 O:3
Pedro Florimon called out on strikes.


DET - Bot 2nd
B:3 S:3 O:1
Victor Martinez strikes out swinging.

B:2 S:3 O:2
Alex Avila called out on strikes.

B:1 S:1 O:3
Omar Infante flies out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.

1 - 0 AFTER 2 INNINGS


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MIN - Top 3rd
B:1 S:2 O:1
Jamey Carroll grounds out softly, pitcher Max Scherzer to first baseman Victor Martinez.

B:1 S:3 O:2
Joe Mauer called out on strikes.

B:1 S:1 O:3
Josh Willingham grounds out, shortstop Ramon Santiago to first baseman Victor Martinez.


DET - Bot 3rd
B:4 S:2 O:0
Don Kelly walks.

With Ramon Santiago batting, Don Kelly steals (2) 2nd base.

B:4 S:2 O:0
Ramon Santiago walks.

B:0 S:1 O:2
Andy Dirks grounds into a double play, second baseman Jamey Carroll to shortstop Pedro Florimon to first baseman Justin Morneau. Don Kelly to 3rd. Ramon Santiago out at 2nd.

B:3 S:2 O:3
Torii Hunter grounds out, third baseman Eduardo Escobar to first baseman Justin Morneau.

1 - 0 AFTER 3 INNINGS


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MIN - Top 4th
B:3 S:3 O:1
Justin Morneau strikes out swinging.

B:0 S:2 O:2
Ryan Doumit grounds out, first baseman Victor Martinez to pitcher Max Scherzer.

B:1 S:2 O:2
Chris Parmelee singles on a line drive to left fielder Andy Dirks.

B:0 S:0 O:3
Eduardo Escobar flies out to left fielder Andy Dirks in foul territory.


DET - Bot 4th
B:4 S:2 O:0
Miguel Cabrera walks.

B:3 S:2 O:0
Prince Fielder doubles (13) on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Miguel Cabrera scores.
2 - 0

B:1 S:0 O:1
Victor Martinez lines out to center fielder Aaron Hicks. Prince Fielder to 3rd.

B:3 S:3 O:2
Alex Avila strikes out swinging.

B:0 S:2 O:3
Omar Infante flies out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.

2 - 0 AFTER 4 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sun May 26, 2013 6:16 pm

MIN - Top 5th
B:2 S:3 O:1
Aaron Hicks strikes out swinging.

B:1 S:1 O:1
Pedro Florimon doubles (5) on a fly ball to right fielder Torii Hunter.

B:0 S:2 O:1
Jamey Carroll singles on a ground ball to left fielder Andy Dirks. Pedro Florimon scores. Jamey Carroll to 2nd on the throw.
2 - 1

B:2 S:1 O:2
Joe Mauer grounds out, third baseman Miguel Cabrera to first baseman Victor Martinez.

B:4 S:2 O:2
Josh Willingham walks. Passed ball by catcher Alex Avila. Jamey Carroll to 3rd.

B:2 S:2 O:3
Justin Morneau flies out to right fielder Torii Hunter.


DET - Bot 5th
B:2 S:3 O:1
Don Kelly called out on strikes.

B:2 S:2 O:2
Ramon Santiago grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Justin Morneau.

B:2 S:2 O:3
Andy Dirks grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Justin Morneau.

2 - 1 AFTER 5 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sun May 26, 2013 6:21 pm

MIN - Top 6th
B:2 S:2 O:1
Ryan Doumit flies out to center fielder Don Kelly.

B:0 S:2 O:2
Chris Parmelee grounds out, third baseman Miguel Cabrera to first baseman Victor Martinez.

B:2 S:3 O:3
Eduardo Escobar strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 6th
B:3 S:1 O:1
Torii Hunter flies out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.

B:1 S:0 O:1
Miguel Cabrera singles on a ground ball to center fielder Aaron Hicks.

B:2 S:1 O:2
Prince Fielder lines out to center fielder Aaron Hicks.

B:2 S:1 O:2
Victor Martinez singles on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Miguel Cabrera to 2nd.

Coaching visit to mound.

B:1 S:1 O:2
Alex Avila singles on a pop up to left fielder Josh Willingham, deflected by shortstop Pedro Florimon. Miguel Cabrera scores. Victor Martinez to 2nd.
3 - 1

Coaching visit to mound.

Pitching Change: Casey Fien replaces Mike Pelfrey.


B:4 S:1 O:2
Omar Infante walks. Victor Martinez to 3rd. Alex Avila to 2nd.

Coaching visit to mound.

Pitching Change: Caleb Thielbar replaces Casey Fien.

Offensive Substitution:
Pinch-hitter Avisail Garcia replaces Don Kelly.


B:2 S:2 O:2
Avisail Garcia triples (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Aaron Hicks. Victor Martinez scores. Alex Avila scores. Omar Infante scores.
6 - 1

B:0 S:0 O:3
Ramon Santiago pops out to shortstop Pedro Florimon.

6 - 1 AFTER 6 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sun May 26, 2013 6:26 pm

MIN - Top 7th
Avisail Garcia remains in the game as the center fielder.

Pitching Change: Luke Putkonen replaces Max Scherzer.


B:3 S:2 O:1
Aaron Hicks flies out to center fielder Avisail Garcia.

B:4 S:1 O:1
Pedro Florimon walks.

B:2 S:2 O:2
Jamey Carroll grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Victor Martinez. Pedro Florimon to 2nd.

Coaching visit to mound.

Pitching Change: Drew Smyly replaces Luke Putkonen.


B:2 S:0 O:3
Joe Mauer flies out to left fielder Andy Dirks.


DET - Bot 7th
Pitching Change: Anthony Swarzak replaces Caleb Thielbar.

B:4 S:1 O:0
Andy Dirks walks.

B:0 S:1 O:1
Torii Hunter lines out to shortstop Pedro Florimon.

B:2 S:2 O:3
Miguel Cabrera grounds into a double play, third baseman Eduardo Escobar to second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Justin Morneau. Andy Dirks out at 2nd.

6 - 1 AFTER 7 INNINGS


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MIN - Top 8th
B:2 S:3 O:1
Josh Willingham strikes out swinging.

B:3 S:1 O:2
Justin Morneau grounds out, first baseman Victor Martinez to pitcher Drew Smyly.

B:2 S:3 O:3
Ryan Doumit strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 8th
B:3 S:3 O:1
Prince Fielder called out on strikes.

B:0 S:2 O:2
Victor Martinez flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

B:2 S:3 O:3
Alex Avila strikes out swinging.

6 - 1 AFTER 8 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT48: 5/26/13 - DET (27-20) VS MIN (19-27) - 1:08 p.m. ET    Sun May 26, 2013 6:33 pm

MIN - Top 9th
B:1 S:1 O:1
Chris Parmelee grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Victor Martinez.

B:4 S:1 O:1
Eduardo Escobar walks.

B:3 S:3 O:2
Aaron Hicks strikes out swinging.

With Pedro Florimon batting, Eduardo Escobar advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.

B:2 S:2 O:3
Pedro Florimon grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Victor Martinez.

TIGERS WIN 6-1

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W: Scherzer
L: Pelfrey


Game Info

Fien pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Pelfrey 110-63, Fien 5-1, Thielbar 8-6, Swarzak 27-16, Scherzer 109-70, Putkonen 17-8, Smyly 39-20.
Groundouts-flyouts: Pelfrey 4-4, Fien 0-0, Thielbar 0-0, Swarzak 1-1, Scherzer 8-5, Putkonen 1-1, Smyly 3-1.
Batters faced: Pelfrey 24, Fien 1, Thielbar 2, Swarzak 6, Scherzer 25, Putkonen 3, Smyly 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Fien 2-0, Thielbar 3-3, Smyly 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Clint Fagan. 1B: Joe West. 2B: David Rackley. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 68 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
T: 3:04.
Att: 42,394.


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Max Scherzer, All-Star? (AP)
Game 48: Could Max Scherzer be an All-Star?
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The question came up after Max Scherzer’s latest victory moved his record to 7-0. Jim Leyland wasn’t having anything to do it. He’s the manager for the American League All-Stars this year by virtue of the Tigers’ AL pennant last fall, but the decisions on the pitching staff come down to player voting.

“I can’t control that stuff,” Leyland said. “I’m the manager, but I don’t have much control.”

Usually players don’t vote until late June or early July, so there’s still a long way to go and several starts for Scherzer to make before the All-Star pitching staff gets filled.

Considering how many other pitchers are off to excellent starts, it’s a good thing players don’t have to decide yet.

Scherzer got off to a 6-0 start two years ago, yet was never much of a consideration for the Midsummer Classic. He had a 9-3 record at the end of June, but a 4.47 ERA and more hits allowed than innings pitched. Jeremy Bonderman won his first eight decisions in 2007 and sported an 8-1 record at the end of June, but his 3.90 ERA left him out of much consideration. He was one of the final candidates for the AL Final Vote, but Hideki Okajima won that going away.

Scherzer is one of four AL starters tied with seven wins entering Memorial Day. Only Tampa Bay’s Matt Moore has more. Of those five, however, Scherzer has the highest ERA (3.42). For that matter, four of the five AL pitchers with six wins have better ERAs. Anibal Sanchez has a 5-4 record, but an ERA better than a run lower.

Yet the strength for Scherzer so far is in his secondary numbers: 47 hits allowed over 68 1/3 innings, and a 16:81 walk-to-strikeout ratio. His .195 average allowed ranks sixth among AL starters, while his 0.92 WHIP (Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched) ranks third. His 10.67 strikeouts per nine innings comprise a ratio good for fourth in the league, while he ranks fifth with 6.19 hits per nine innings.

The secondary numbers have a lot of similar names. Yu Darvish is in the group. So is White Sox lefty Chris Sale. So are Moore and Hisashi Iwakuma.

That’s one way of thinking. Here’s another: As good as the Tigers rotation has been this season, one of them should be expected to make the All-Star team. The question is which Tigers starter.

Despite four consecutive selections to the Midsummer Classic, it’s no longer an automatic that Justin Verlander is an All-Star — not based on his statistics so far this year, maybe not given what happened with Verlander’s start in last year’s All-Star Game, and especially not given the depth now in the Tigers rotation. Sanchez is making a very good case alongside Scherzer.

The Tigers haven’t had more than one starting pitcher on the All-Star team during this run of excellence, not even with Verlander and Kenny Rogers were doing so well in 2006 (Rogers made the team and got the start). Other teams have put two starters on, including the Angels (Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson), White Sox (Sale, Jake Peavy) and Rangers (Darvish, Matt Harrison) last year.

To answer the question, yes, Max Scherzer could be an All-Star, and Sunday’s performance certainly helps. Still, he has a long way to go, and not the easiest route for it.

Play of the game: The beauty in Avisail Garcia’s bases-clearing, pinch-hit triple was two-fold. First, he batted lefty Caleb Thielbar for seven pitches. Second, he reached down and got a 72 mph breaking ball for the pitch he could hit into the gap. Essentially, that ended the game right there, and everyone knew it. Leyland was going to send Scherzer back out to begin the seventh until that change and that hit, then he went to his bullpen instead.

Out of the game: Scherzer had a run in, runners at the corners and two out in the fifth inning against Justin Morneau, 5-for-13 with three home runs off Scherzer entering the game. Scherzer, however, had a curveball.

“I thought today was another test with it,” Scherzer said. “I’d faced Minnesota a few starts ago and really pitched with it well then, so obviously they knew about it coming into today’s start. And to still have success with that pitch against that lineup, it shows that pitch is very good, that it really is what I think it is. It’s a change of pace pitch and just gives me another pitch to throw against lefties. And that makes me a better pitcher.”

Scherzer mixed fastballs with a changeup, then threw Morneau a 2-2 curve. Morneau hit it to Torii Hunter for the out.

Strategy: Casey Fien’s walk to Omar Infante to load the bases in the sixth inning left Ron Gardenhire with a decision whether to have Fien face Don Kelly or bring in lefty Caleb Thielbar to face Avisail Garcia. He chose the latter, opting to put pressure on the rookie rather than play the numbers with the veteran. Leyland said he was not surprised by the move.

One thing to keep in mind about a decision like that is that it’s not just about the hitter, but the pitcher. Fien just entered the game and walked Infante on five pitches, and kept missing the outside corner. If Gardenhire couldn’t trust his reliever to throw strikes with the bases loaded, then Garcia wasn’t his biggest problem.

Line of the night: Prince Fielder is now 6-for-6 with eight RBIs over the last six games when he comes to bat following a walk to Miguel Cabrera, intentional or otherwise.

Stat of the night: Alex Avila’s blooper to left was not only his first run-scoring hit since May 10, but just his second hit of any kind in that span.

Print it: “Joe West was joking with me asking me if I wanted to get the ball, keep it as a souvenir.” — Alex Avila on his sixth-inning RBI single, a blooper into short left field.


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