Detroit 6, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 30, 2012 7:15 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson,
Attendance - 29443

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 38-40 17-18 21-22 W1
Tampa Bay 41-37 22-17 19-20 L1

Recap


Tigers 6, Rays 2:
Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings and Austin Jackson hit a three-run homer to lead visiting Detroit.

Miguel Cabrera reached base five times on three hits and two walks and Prince Fielder also had an RBI as the Tigers defeated Tampa Bay for the second time in three days.

Porcello (6-4) allowed four hits, walked none and struck out four in winning for the third time in four starts. Tampa Bay’s Jeff Keppinger and Carlos Pena smacked solo homers off reliever Joaquin Benoit in the eighth.

Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson (4-4) left in the third inning after Fielder lined a pitch off his right leg that turned into a run-scoring out.

Detroit loaded the bases on consecutive one-out singles by Jackson, Quintin Berry and Cabrera before Fielder’s hot smash caromed off Hellickson’s shin and over to Carlos Pena at first for an out as Jackson scored from third.

X-rays were negative and Hellickson was diagnosed with a bruised shin. He gave up one run and four hits in 2 2/3 innings.

The Tigers struck for three runs in the eighth off Rays reliever Joel Peralta. Brennan Boesch doubled and Ramon Santiago was hit by a pitch prior to Jackson’s three-run blast.

Jhonny Peralta added a two-run single in the ninth to counter Tampa Bay’s two eighth-inning homers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cabrera is 7-for-11 in the series. … Tampa Bay’s Peralta returned from an eight-game suspension for having pine tar in his glove. … Jackson is 7-for-14 in the series and has struck out in all seven outs. … Rays reliever Kyle Farnsworth pitched a scoreless seventh in his season debut in his return from an elbow injury.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Tampa Bay
Rick Porcello Player Jeremy Hellickson
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 2.2
4 Strikeouts 1
4 Hits 4
0.00 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Detroit   Tampa Bay
Miguel Cabrera Player Carlos Pena
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 11 1 15 .297 23 8 6 7 0 0
Tampa Bay 7 2 14 .206 10 6 2 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Rays have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Tigers have a W/L % of .351 after a win and .610 after a loss.