Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Detroit gets back in the series with a big win in Detroit

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Texas Rangers by the score of 5-2 on Tuesday night. Doug Fister continued his great run with the Tigers and the bullpen shut the high powered Texas offense down. Colby Lewis started for the Rangers and didn’t pitch very well at all. The bullpen did a pretty good job for the Rangers.
Fister for the Tigers pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and two runs with three strikeouts. Joaquim Benoit pitched 2/3 of an inning and he struck out one batter and Jose Valverde pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one batter. Lewis pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Rangers and he gave up eight hits and four runs with two walks and six strikeouts. Koji Uehara gave up two hits and a run and the other two pitchers, pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck oujt one.

Austin Jackson broke out of his postseason slump with three hits and an RBI. Ramon Santiago had a hit, Miguel Cabrera had two hits and two RBI and Victor Martinez had a hit, RBI and two walks. Jhonny Peralta had two hits and an RBI, Ryan Raburn and Andy Dirks each had a hit. Cabrera and Raburn had a double, Martinez, Cabrera and Peralta had a homerun. The Tigers were 2-7 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base. The Rangers got a double from Yorveat Torrealba and Hamilton. The Rangers were 1-10 with runners in scoring position and they left four men on base.

In the first Hamilton had an RBI single to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning Martinez hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the fifth inning Cabrera hit an RBI double to give Detroit a 2-1 lead. In the sixth Peralta hit a solo homerun and Jackson hit an RBI single to make it 4-1 Detroit. In the seventh inning Cabrera hit a solo homerun to give Detroit a 5-1 lead. In the eighth inning Kinsler grounded out to score a run and cut the lead. The Tigers had a 5-2 lead and that is how the game would end.

The two teams are tied at one game each in their best of seven series. The winner will advance to the World Series and take on the winner of each league. The Cardinals will have the next three games in St. Louis. The Cardinals of course would love to take all three in St. Louis but know with a couple of wins they will be in good shape going into the next couple of days.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Resistance Bands is a Free Blogger Template