Detroit 5, Texas 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 3, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 81°
Umpires - Home Plate - John Tumpane, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Dana DeMuth, Third Base - Kerwin Danley,
Attendance - 33596

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 61-50 35-21 26-29 L3
Detroit 59-51 33-24 26-27 W3

Recap


Doug Fister pitched seven strong innings in his Tigers debut and Alex Avila homered for the second straight game to spark Detroit to a 5-4 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

Ryan Raburn added a solo blast and Miguel Cabrera doubled in a run for the Tigers, who have won three straight and four of five.

Fister (4-12), who was acquired from the Seattle Mariners along with reliever David Pauley last week, scattered eight hits and three runs - two earned. The righthander threw 73 of his 99 pitches for strikes and induced 16 groundouts in his first win since May 30.

Avila snapped a 3-3 tie in the sixth with his solo homer off Matt Harrison (9-8).

Raburn provided insurance with his homer in the eighth - a run that proved to be important when Mike Napoli hit a solo blast for the Rangers in the ninth.

Jose Valverde pitched the ninth for his 30th save.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Detroit
Matt Harrison Player Doug Fister
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 0
9 Hits 8
6.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Texas   Detroit
Nelson Cruz Player Ryan Raburn
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 10 1 16 .278 16 1 3 0 0 1
Detroit 10 2 18 .333 15 5 5 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Texas. The Tigers have a W/L % of .534 after a win and .538 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .548 after a win and .551 after a loss.
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