Friday, September 14, 2012

Justin Verlander Throws 7 Shutout Innings in a 4-0 Tigers Win

The Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians tonight 4-0.

The Tigers scored in the 1st inning after singles by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, which set up runners on 1st and 3rd for Delmon Young who hit a single to drive in Cabrera. Brennan Boesch was up next and hit a single to drive in Fielder and the Tigers took an early 2-0 lead.

The Tigers added to their lead in the 2nd inning after a walk from Alex Avila, who reached 2nd base on a hit-and-run play, then scored on a double from Austin Jackson. Miguel Cabrera eventually came up and hit a single to drive in Jackson which gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead.

Justin Verlander did well tonight. He pitched 7 shutout innings, giving up 6 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6 batters; he earned his 14th win of the season.

Joaquin Benoit came in for relief and pitched a scoreless 8th inning.

Jose Valverde came in and pitched a scoreless 9th inning to get the Tigers the win.

The Tigers continue their series with the Indians tommorrow as Anibal Sanchez (7-12 4.07 ERA) pitches against Justin Masterson (11-13 4.96 ERA).

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