Aubrey Huff went 1-for-4 in his Tigers debut on Tuesday night. (Duane Burleson/AP)
By Jason Beck / MLB.com
Miguel Cabrera's third hit of the game drove in two runs in the eighth inning and put the Tigers ahead for good in the series opener. Alex Avila started the rally with his third homer of the season, and Ryan Raburn's heads-up swipe of home while Cabrera was in a rundown provided insurance.
BATTING 2B: Suzuki, I (24, Seay). HR: Wilson, Jo (2, 6th inning off Porcello, 0 on, 1 out). TB:
Suzuki, I 5; Branyan; Langerhans; Wilson, Jo 5. RBI: Wilson, Jo (6), Branyan (70), Griffey Jr. (40). Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Gutierrez, F 2; Johnson, Ro 2; Lopez, Jo 2. SF: Branyan; Griffey Jr.. GIDP:
Branyan. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Suzuki, I (24,
2nd base off Rodney/Avila).
FIELDING E: Wilson, Jo (5, fielding). DP: (Lopez, Jo-Branyan).
a-Singled for Everett in the 8th. 1-Ran for Guillen in the 8th.
BATTING HR: Avila (3, 8th inning off Lowe, M, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Polanco; Cabrera, Mi 3; Huff;
Avila 4; Everett; Santiago. RBI: Everett (33), Avila (7), Cabrera, Mi 2 (72). 2-out RBI: Everett. Runners
left in scoring position, 2 out: Huff; Thomas, C. GIDP: Huff. Team RISP: 2-for-5. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING SB: Cabrera, Mi (3, 2nd base off White/Johnson, Ro), Everett (5, 2nd base off Hernandez,
F/Johnson, Ro), Thomas, C (2, 2nd base off Hernandez, F/Johnson, Ro), Raburn (4, home off White/Johnson, Ro).
IBB: Lopez, Jo (by Seay), Gutierrez, F (by Seay). Pitches-strikes:
Hernandez, F 106-69, Lowe, M 21-13, White 6-4, Porcello 93-63, Perry 21-14, Seay 27-8, Rodney 28-22. Groundouts-flyouts:
Hernandez, F 6-1, Lowe, M 1-0, White 0-2, Porcello 7-1, Perry 0-1, Seay 0-3, Rodney 1-0. Batters faced: Hernandez,
F 25, Lowe, M 6, White 2, Porcello 22, Perry 5, Seay 7, Rodney 5. Inherited runners-scored: White 2-1, Perry 3-0,
Seay 1-1. Umpires: HP: Mike Estabrook. 1B: Larry Vanover. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Sam Holbrook. Weather:
83 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 11 mph, Out to LF. T: 2:51. Att: 33,710. August 18, 2009
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