The Phillies are down and Tigers had no problem kicking them tonight at Comerica Park.
With Hunter and Cabrera back in the lineup, the Tigers jumped on Cliff Lee’s replacement, Raul Valdes, by putting up a 8 runs in the first two innings.
Miggy started the onslaught with a solo shot, his 32nd, with two out, in the bottom of the first. Fielder, Martinez and Peralta followed with singles and Mat Tuiasosopo capped of the 5 run inning with a 3 run homer, his 7th of the year.
Max Scherzer pitched 6 innings, allowing 1 hit and striking out 7 and improves his record to 15-1.
It might be too early to tell but Alex Avila shows signs of getting right. He had two more hits today and brought his batting average up to .193. Let’s hope .200 and above are right around the corner. Alex has struggled mightily and I’d like to see him come out of it. He showed so much promise early, it would be nice if he could return to his 2011, regular season form.
There was really nothing to complain about tonight, which is odd coming from me, but the Tigers seemed to click on all levels.
Let’s get Infante healthy and keep this wagon rolling.
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