Cabrera, Fielder Continue to Shine As Detroit Beats Toronto 11-1
The Detroit Tigers destroyed the Toronto Blue Jays 11-1 at Comerica Park in Detroit on Wednesday. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder are still on fire and there are no signs of them slowing down.
Cabrera stole third in the first and was brought home with a Victor Martinez single to left field. The Blue Jays tied it at the top of the second, but the Tigers came out hitting. They quickly scored three runs when Cabrera headed to the plate with Torii Hunter on first. He tripled, which allowed Hunter to score and brought up Fielder. Fielder promptly singled to left field to score Cabrera. The Blue Jays replaced Josh Johnson with Edgar Gonzalez who eventually got the Jays out of trouble. But the Tigers had already scored five runs and they were not finished.
The fifth inning was very similar to the second. Torii Hunter singled to right field and Alex Avila and Omar Infante scored while Austin Jackson moved to third. Cabrera struck out, but Fielder hit a double allowing Jackson and Hunter to score. The Tigers ended the inning up 10-1. Fielder brought in their last run in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly. Jackson scored the final run.
Even with the offense, starting pitcher Doug Fister deserves a lot of credit. He only gave up the one run in the first inning and struck out five batters. His ERA is only 2.77 and he improves to 2-0.