Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 23, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 21550

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 6 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 6 7 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 26-22 11-13 15-9 L1
Detroit 24-23 12-8 12-15 W2

Recap


Miguel Cabrera singled in the go-ahead run and Andy Dirks hit his first career home run as the Detroit Tigers topped the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, 6-3, on Monday.

Brennan Boesch doubled and scored and Charlie Furbush pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings to earn the win in his major-league debut for the Tigers, who have won two straight since snapping a five-game skid.

Phil Coke started for Detroit but had to be removed after 3 1/3 innings after he injured his right ankle fielding a bunt. The 25-year old Furbush (1-0), who had been called up from Class AAA Toledo on Saturday, entered and walked the first batter he faced to load the bases before striking out the next two to escape the jam.
The lefthander ended up allowing two hits and striking out three.

Dirks knotted it at 1-1 in the fifth when he drove a 2-2 pitch from Jeremy Hellickson (5-3) out to right for a solo homer. Cabrera put the Tigers on top in the next frame, following Boesch’s double with an RBI single to right.

Detroit broke it open in the eighth, pushing four runs across on a two-run double by Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta’s two-run single.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Detroit
Jeremy Hellickson Player Phil Coke
Loss W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 3.1
4 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 2
2.84 ERA 2.70
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Detroit
Johnny Damon Player Andy Dirks
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 4
.400 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 0 7 .200 14 5 3 5 1 0
Detroit 7 1 12 .259 9 6 6 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Tigers have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rays have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .524 after a loss.
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