Detroit 6, Oakland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - O.co Coliseum
Temperature - 56°
Umpires - Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - Mark Wegner, Left Field - Dana DeMuth, Right Field - Eric Cooper
Attendance - 36393

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 88-74 50-31 38-43 W1
Oakland 94-68 50-31 44-37 L1

Recap


Tigers 6, Athletics 0:
Justin Verlander struck out 11 in a dominating performance and Austin Jackson drove in a pair and scored twice as visiting Detroit clinched its second straight trip to the American League Championship Series.

Verlander (2-0) allowed four hits and walked one to complete a shutout for the Tigers, who took the best-of-five Division Series 3-2 and will take on either the New York Yankees or the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS.

Jarrod Parker (0-2) tried to keep pace for Oakland but ran into trouble in two big innings, surrendering a pair of runs in the third before being knocked out during Detroit’s four-run seventh inning. The rookie right-hander was charged with four runs in 6 1/3 innings for the Athletics, who had their eight-game home winning streak come to an end.

Jackson started things in the third, sending an RBI double to center and moving up on a sacrifice before scampering home on a wild pitch.

The Tigers broke things open in the seventh. Jhonny Peralta led off with a single and Omar Infante put runners on the corners with another single, ending Parker’s night.

Ryan Cook came on an served up an RBI single to Jackson before walking Quinton Berry to load the bases and hitting Miguel Cabrera with an 0-2 pitch to force in another run. Jerry Blevins came on to allowed two more inherited runners to score and leave Verlander with more than enough breathing room.

Detroit will be making back-to-back appearances in the ALCS for the first time since multiple rounds of the playoffs were introduced in 1969.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Verlander was 3-3 with a 5.57 ERA in eight postseason starts prior to 2012. He is 2-0 with a 0.56 mark so far in the 2012 playoffs. Verlander is the first Tigers pitcher to win two games in a single postseason series since Jack Morris in 1984. Verlander’s 22 strikeouts in the series are a Division Series record. … Oakland’s players came out of the dugout after the final out to salute the fans, who gave them a standing ovation. … Cabrera’s hit-by-pitch was his lone RBI of the series. The Triple Crown winner ended up hitting .250 (5-for-20) with no homers and one RBI.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Detroit   Oakland
Justin Verlander Player Jarrod Parker
Win W/L Loss
9.0 IP 6.1
11 Strikeouts 6
4 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 5.68
Hitting
Detroit   Oakland
Omar Infante Player Brandon Moss
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Detroit 9 0 11 .250 16 9 5 2 3 0
Oakland 4 0 5 .133 6 11 0 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Tigers have a W/L % of .517 after a win and .573 after a loss.