Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 23, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Tim Timmons, Third Base - Jeff Kellogg,
Attendance - 38734

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 34-37 17-18 17-19 L2
Pittsburgh 38-32 23-12 15-20 W3

Recap


Pirates 4, Tigers 1:
Andrew McCutchen stayed hot with a three-run homer as the Pirates won for the 12th time in 14 home games.

McCutchen turned on a 96-mph fastball from Max Scherzer (6-5) in the fourth. His 13th homer scored Alex Presley, who had doubled, and Jose Tabata, who was hit by a pitch. McCutchen is on a 15-for-28 tear as Pittsburgh has won six of seven.

Brad Lincoln, who had not survived five innings in his previous three starts, allowed one run on two hits over six-plus innings to improve to 4-2. Joel Hanrahan earned his 19th save in 21 chances with a scoreless ninth.

Lincoln was lifted after giving up a leadoff homer to Miguel Cabrera in the seventh. Cabrera’s 15th homer ended his 0-for-14 skid and extended Detroit’s club-record streak of not being shut out to 139 games.

But Detroit has scored just five runs over its past four games, going 1-3.

Neil Walker had an RBI single for the Pirates, who remained one game behind Cincinnati in the NL Central.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Scherzer entered as the AL leader in strikeouts per nine innings (11.49); he fanned seven over six innings. … Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder went 2-for-4 with his 16th double. ... Pittsburgh won despite having two runners caught stealing.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Pittsburgh
Max Scherzer Player Brad Lincoln
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 7
3 Hits 2
4.50 ERA 1.50
Hitting
Detroit   Pittsburgh
Prince Fielder Player Alex Presley
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 4 1 8 .133 8 10 1 2 0 0
Pittsburgh 8 1 13 .286 10 10 4 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Pirates have a W/L % of .459 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Tigers have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .595 after a loss.