Detroit 5, Chi. Cubs 3

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, June 14, 2012 2:20 PM
Location - Wrigley Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 42292

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 30-33 13-16 17-17 W2
Chi. Cubs 21-42 13-17 8-25 L2

Recap


Tigers 5, Cubs 3:
Justin Verlander scattered five hits over eight innings and Austin Jackson drove in the game’s final three runs as Detroit prevailed in the rubber match of a midweek interleague series.

Verlander (6-4), who struck out eight without a walk, allowed just two baserunners after Darwin Barney’s RBI double in the second inning - and both were subsequently erased at second base. He threw 103 pitches before giving way to Jose Valverde, who allowed a ninth-inning run before collecting his 13th save.

Cubs starter Travis Wood (0-3) battled Verlander to a standstill until the seventh inning, when Jackson came through with a two-out single that plated Ryan Raburn with the go-ahead run. Raburn had just come off the disabled list earlier in the day.

Jackson gave the Tigers some insurance with a two-run homer in the ninth inning.

After Detroit took an early 2-0 lead on RBI doubles by Prince Fielder and Raburn, Chicago evened the game up with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. Barney had a run-scoring double and Luis Valbuena followed with an RBI groundout.

Wood scattered eight hits over 6 2/3 innings, striking out three and walking two. David DeJesus drove in the Cubs' final run on a groundout.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit put RHP Drew Smyly on the disabled list, making room for Raburn to return. ... Valbuena, called up to replace injured Chicago 3B Ian Stewart, was making his National League debut. ... Attendance for the three-game series was 124,782, the largest total for a midweek set in Wrigley Field history.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Chi. Cubs
Justin Verlander Player Travis Wood
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 6.2
8 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 8
2.25 ERA 4.05
Hitting
Detroit   Chi. Cubs
Austin Jackson Player Darwin Barney
3 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 11 1 19 .333 19 5 5 2 0 0
Chi. Cubs 6 0 8 .194 6 9 3 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Chi. Cubs will play their next game at home against Boston. The Cubs have a W/L % of .318 after a win and .341 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Tigers have a W/L % of .345 after a win and .588 after a loss.