Arizona 7, Detroit 6

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 24, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 37335

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 0 7 10 0
Detroit 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 43-34 22-17 21-17 W4
Detroit 40-36 22-15 18-21 L1

Recap

Wily Mo Pena continued his comeback tour with a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning to lift the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday.

Xavier Nady drove in three runs and Justin Upton scored a pair for the Diamondbacks, who have won four straight games.

Pena had not played in the majors since 2008 before being recalled by Arizona on Tuesday.

On Friday, he singled in a run in the fourth inning and came up again with two outs in the eighth. Pena worked the count to 2-2 before taking a belt-high pitch from David Purcey (1-1) and rocketing it down the left field line for his second homer in four games.

The Tigers held leads of 4-0 and 6-3, but the Diamondbacks fought back with three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth. They knotted it at 6-6 when Ryan Perry came on in relief of Phil Coke and uncorked a wild pitch that plated Stephen Drew from third.

Esmerling Vasquez (1-1) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief and J.J. Putz worked the ninth for his 21st save of the season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Detroit
Zach Duke Player Phil Coke
No Decision W/L No Decision
4.0 IP 4.2
3 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 9.64
Hitting
Arizona   Detroit
Justin Upton Player Casper Wells
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 6
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 10 1 13 .303 11 4 6 5 1 0
Detroit 10 1 18 .286 12 7 6 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Tigers have a W/L % of .575 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .581 after a win and .529 after a loss.
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