Detroit 5, Washington 1

Date - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:08 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 73°
Umpires - Home Plate - Larry Vanover, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Manny Gonzalez, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 41880

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 52-55 31-25 21-30 L1
Detroit 60-45 33-19 27-26 W4

Recap


Tigers 5, Nationals 1: Alex Avila snapped a sixth-inning tie with his first career grand slam as host Detroit extended its winning streak to four games.

Anibal Sanchez pitched seven strong innings and Andy Dirks recorded two hits and an RBI for the American League Central-leading Tigers, who have outscored their opponents 29-6 during their winning streak.

Prince Fielder began the decisive rally with a one-out single and Victor Martinez followed with a double. Two batters after Jhonny Peralta walked to load the bases, Avila launched a 2-1 offering from Stephen Strasburg (5-9) over the right-field wall for his seventh blast of the season and a 5-1 lead.

Sanchez (9-7) held the Nationals to one run and five hits with two walks and one strikeout. The 29-year-old right-hander, who improved to 9-1 lifetime against Washington, has yielded two runs or fewer in seven of his last nine starts.

Ryan Zimmerman drove in the lone run for the Nationals, who had their three-game winning streak snapped.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Strasburg surrendered five runs and six hits over seven innings. It was just the sixth time in 21 outings this year he has allowed more than two earned runs. ... Washington yielded a total of three runs during its winning streak. ... Avila's grand slam was the second in as many games for the Tigers. Peralta belted one in Sunday's 12-4 triumph over Philadelphia.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Detroit
Stephen Strasburg Player Anibal Sanchez
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 5
6.43 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Washington   Detroit
Chad Tracy Player Jhonny Peralta
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 6 0 9 .182 12 1 1 2 1 0
Detroit 8 1 13 .250 10 8 5 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Washington. The Tigers have a W/L % of .525 after a win and .622 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Nationals have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .509 after a loss.