Detroit 3, Cincinnati 2

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 85°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 42443

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 27-32 13-16 14-16 W1
Cincinnati 32-26 17-12 15-14 L1


Tigers 3, Reds 2: Prince Fielder singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and added a long solo home run as the Tigers edged host Cincinnati.

After Sean Marshall (1-3) intentionally walked Miguel Cabrera following a Brennan Boesch two-out double, Fielder swatted the first pitch he saw up the middle to bring home Boesch and put the Tigers ahead for good.

Brayan Villarreal (2-1) worked a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win. Joaquin Benoit pitched a flawless eighth and Jose Valverde retired the side in order in the ninth for his 11th save.

Ramon Santiago's solo shot to right field gave the Tigers a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning, and Fielder extended the advantage by drilling a first-pitch breaking ball from Bronson Arroyo deep over the right-field wall for his 10th of the season.

Cincinnati drew even in the bottom of the fourth. After Chris Heisey opened with a single and moved to third on a Joey Votto double, Detroit starter Justin Verlander retired the next two Reds before issuing a four-pitch walk to Ryan Ludwick.

Todd Frazier made him pay, hitting a single to right-center that plated Heisey and Votto. Verlander escaped the inning by striking out Ryan Hanigan to end a 10-pitch at-bat.

Verlander found himself in more trouble in the fifth - loading the bases on a Heisey double and a pair of walks - but struck out Jay Bruce swinging to end the threat.

The Tigers ace surrendered two runs on six hits while needing 127 pitches to get through six frames, the 55th straight game he has reached that plateau. He walked three and struck out nine.

Arroyo limited the Tigers to five hits while striking out four. He didn't walk a batter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Votto's fourth-inning double extended his hitting streak to a career-best 15 games, during which he has hit .558 (29-for-52). ... Tigers CF Austin Jackson was activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to the game and inserted into the starting lineup. Jackson, who hadn't played since suffering an abdominal strain May 16, went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. ... Verlander threw 67 pitches in the fourth and fifth innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Cincinnati
Justin Verlander Player Bronson Arroyo
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
9 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 5
3.00 ERA 2.57
Detroit   Cincinnati
Prince Fielder Player Chris Heisey
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 7 2 14 .212 7 4 3 2 0 0
Cincinnati 6 0 9 .188 16 12 2 5 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Reds have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .680 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Tigers have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .576 after a loss.
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