Detroit 10, Oakland 6

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:05 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 11513

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Detroit 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 10 17 1
Oakland 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 16-15 9-9 7-6 W1
Oakland 16-16 7-9 9-7 L2

Recap


Tigers 10, Athletics 6:
Miguel Cabrera and Andy Dirks each collected four hits and reached base twice during an eight-run third inning as visiting Detroit slugged its way past Oakland.

Cabrera drove in three runs and Dirks belted a solo homer and scored twice for the Tigers, who banged out 17 hits in the victory. Detroit had mustered just 21 runs in its previous seven games.

Max Scherzer (2-3) was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion and struck out nine for the second straight outing. Scherzer allowed two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings to pick up the victory.

Bartolo Colon (3-3) bore the brunt of the onslaught as he was charged for eight runs on nine hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Former Tiger Brandon Inge belted his second grand slam in three contests and Kila Ka'aihue launched a two-run homer for the Athletics, who fell for the third time in eight games.

With Oakland holding a 2-1 edge entering the third inning, Cabrera tied the contest by slapping an RBI double into the corner in right field. The Athletics committed a pair of errors to compound their problems before Alex Avila, Brennan Boesch and Ramon Santiago added run-scoring doubles. Cabrera's RBI single capped the eight-run, eight-hit inning.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland center fielder Yoenis Cespedes sat out his third consecutive contest with a strained left hand. The Cuban rookie leads the team with 21 RBIs. ... Inge spent his first 11 seasons with the Tigers. ... Avila returned to the lineup after dealing with a sore left patellar tendon. He went 2-for-5.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Oakland
Max Scherzer Player Bartolo Colon
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 2.1
9 Strikeouts 0
5 Hits 9
2.84 ERA 27.00
Hitting
Detroit   Oakland
Andy Dirks Player Seth Smith
4 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 2
1.000 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 17 1 25 .386 17 4 10 1 0 1
Oakland 9 2 18 .257 12 12 6 4 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Athletics have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .625 after a loss.