Detroit 5, Texas 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Wolf, First Base - Fieldin Culbreth, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Tom Hallion, Left Field - Tim Welke, Right Field - Larry Vanover
Attendance - 41905

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Texas 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 8 0
Detroit 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Texas 96-66 52-29 44-37 L1
Detroit 95-67 50-31 45-36 W1

Recap

Miguel Cabrera doubled in the go-ahead run and later homered, and Doug Fister pitched 7 1/3 solid innings as the Detroit Tigers posted a 5-2 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Tuesday for their first win of the American League Championship Series.

Victor Martinez and Jhonny Peralta also hit solo homers as Detroit cut the series lead to 2-1. Game 4 is Wednesday in Detroit.

Fister (1-0) allowed two runs on seven hits and stymied the Rangers after giving up three consecutive singles to start the game. Joaquin Benoit notched the final two outs of the eighth and Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his third save of the postseason.

Austin Jackson and Ramon Santiago hit back-to-back, two-out singles off Colby Lewis (0-1) in the fifth before Cabrera slammed a double to right field to score Jackson and give the Tigers a 2-1 advantage.

Peralta led off the sixth with his homer and Jackson had a run-scoring single later in the frame for his third hit of the contest. Cabrera smashed his homer in the seventh.

Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and Josh Hamilton strung together the three first-inning hits for Texas. Kinsler’s infield out in the eighth drove in the Rangers’ other run.

Lewis gave up four runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings while suffering his first career postseason loss after four straight victories.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Texas   Detroit
Colby Lewis Player Doug Fister
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 7.1
6 Strikeouts 3
8 Hits 7
6.35 ERA 2.45
Hitting
Texas   Detroit
Yorvit Torrealba Player Austin Jackson
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 3
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Texas 8 0 10 .258 11 5 2 0 0 0
Detroit 11 3 22 .314 13 7 5 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Texas. The Tigers have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Texas will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Rangers have a W/L % of .573 after a win and .621 after a loss.
Advertisement