Detroit 10, Boston 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - CB Bucknor, Third Base - Dale Scott,
Attendance - 44710

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Detroit 2 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 10 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 0-2 0-0 0-2 L2
Detroit 2-0 2-0 0-0 W2

Recap

Tigers 10, Red Sox 0: Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera turned the second game of the season into a home run derby, each going yard twice as host Detroit improved to 2-0 to begin the 2012 schedule.

Cabrera, the reigning American League batting champ, set the tone with a towering two-run shot to right center in the bottom of the first. Fielder hit his first home run as a Tiger on a solo effort to lead off the bottom of the fourth. The pair posted back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 7-0 lead and chase Boston starter Josh Beckett.

The Tigers have won three straight meetings with the Red Sox, after losing seven in a row to Boston spanning the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Detroit finished with 12 hits, and scored in double figures for the third time in its last six regular-season contests.

Beckett (0-1), who was slowed by a sore thumb this spring, allowed seven runs on seven hits – five of those home runs – and struck out three before getting the hook. Boston falls to 0-2, stirring memories of last year’s 0-6 start.

Duane Below pitched 2 1/3 solid innings in place of Tigers starter Doug Fister, who was pulled with an apparent abdominal injury after just 3 2/3 innings. Below (1-0) gave up one hit and sat down two batters in his first career win.

Boston’s No.1 and 2 hitters, Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia, combined to go 0-for-6 with a walk. The duo is 1-for-14 through the first two games of the season.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reliever Octavio Dotel made his Detroit debut. He’s pitched for a record 13 different clubs. … The last time Detroit’s No. 3 and 4 hitters hit two HRs in the same game was July 4, 1968. … Catcher Alex Avila hit a two-run HR in the fourth. …

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Detroit
Josh Beckett Player Doug Fister
Loss W/L No Decision
4.2 IP 3.2
3 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 3
13.50 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Boston   Detroit
Ryan Sweeney Player Prince Fielder
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 2
2 TB 8
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 7 0 8 .219 15 11 0 2 0 2
Detroit 12 5 28 .333 13 4 9 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Boston. The Tigers have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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