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The Detroit Tigers came out firing on all cylinders tonight and put a beating on the Colorado Rockies, beating them 11-5. The offense was hot from the get go, scoring a run in the first, and notching at least one additional run in each inning after. This marks the first time since 1912 the Detroit Tigers accomplished this feat.
Rick Porcello struggled a small amount early, giving up a run in each of the first two innings, but then settled down and dialed in to pitch a gem. After a triple by Drew Stubbs in the fourth, Porcello didn’t allow another base runner until a single by Charlie Culberson in the eighth. He also struck out 10 Rockies on the day.
Pat McCoy came in to pitch the ninth but was removed from the game without recording an out after allowing three runs on three hits and a walk. Phil Coke came in to relieve him and promptly walked the next batter to load the bases with no one out. He allowed one inherited runner to score on a fielder’s choice play, which was the second out of the inning, after he struck out Culberson to finally collect an out. Coke was able to strand the final two runners and end the game with a strike out of Josh Rutledge.
The Detroit Tigers’ offense came to play, notching 16 hits, with every starter getting at least one hit. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez all hit home runs, Cabrera and J.D. both hit solo shots, while Victor’s rocket was a three run bomb that blew the door open in the fifth inning. Rajai Davis and Alex Avila both hit doubles and Nick Castellanos hit a triple. The only Detroit Tigers’ starters who didn’t tally an RBI were Castellanos and Torii Hunter.