Detroit 5, Oakland 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(94-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 9 1
Detroit 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 5 11 0
WP: A. Alburquerque (1-0)
LP: G. Balfour (0-1)
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  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 3rd: Oakland
- Y. Cespedes singled to shallow left, C. Pennington scored, C. Crisp to second
Bot 3rd: Detroit
- D. Young grounded out to first, M. Cabrera scored, P. Fielder to second
Top 7th: Oakland
- C. Pennington singled to shallow center, S. Smith scored
Bot 7th: Detroit
- M. Cabrera safe at first on center fielder C. Crisp's fielding error, A. Jackson and O. Infante scored
Top 8th: Oakland
- Y. Cespedes scored on wild pitch
- J. Reddick homered to deep right
Bot 8th: Detroit
- D. Kelly scored, D. Worth to third on wild pitch
Bot 9th: Detroit
- D. Kelly hit sacrifice fly to center, O. Infante scored
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Series Avg 
C. Crisp cf 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .222
S. Drew ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .222
Y. Cespedes lf 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 .375
B. Moss 1b 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .143
J. Reddick rf 4 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 3 .143
J. Donaldson 3b 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 .143
S. Smith dh 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000
G. Kottaras c 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .000
    D. Norris ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
C. Pennington 2b 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 .600
 Totals 33 4 9 3 1 3 9 2 16  
 Batting
HR - J Reddick (1, 8th inning off J Benoit 0 on, 1 Out).
S - G Kottaras.
RBI - Y Cespedes (1), J Reddick (1), C Pennington (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - S Drew 1, Y Cespedes 1, J Reddick 2, G Kottaras 1.
GIDP - J Donaldson.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - Y Cespedes 2 (2, 2nd base off J Benoit/G Laird, 3rd base off J Benoit/G Laird).
 
 Fielding
E - C Crisp (1, field).
 Detroit
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Series Avg 
A. Jackson cf 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .222
O. Infante 2b 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .375
M. Cabrera 3b 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375
P. Fielder 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .125
D. Young dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167
    D. Kelly pr-dh 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Peralta ss 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286
    D. Worth pr-ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Dirks lf-rf 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .333
A. Garcia rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000
    Q. Berry ph-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500
G. Laird c 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
    A. Avila ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500
 Totals 36 5 11 2 0 2 11 0 10  
 Batting
2B - M Cabrera 2 (2, T Milone 2).
S - A Dirks.
SF - D Kelly.
RBI - D Young (1), D Kelly (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Jackson 2, P Fielder 1, J Peralta 1, A Avila 1.
Team LOB - 10.
 Fielding
Outfield assists - A Garcia.
DP - 1 (J Peralta-P Fielder).
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Series ERA 
T. Milone 6.0 5 1 1 1 6 0 1.00 1.50  
S. Doolittle (BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 0 0 2 0 2.00 0.00  
R. Cook (BS, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.00 9.00  
G. Balfour (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.50 13.50  
 Detroit
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Series ERA 
D. Fister 7.0 6 2 2 2 8 0 1.14 2.57  
J. Benoit (BS, 1) 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 1.50 9.00  
P. Coke 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.00 0.00  
A. Alburquerque (W, 1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00  
WP - T Milone, R Cook, J Benoit.
IBB - P Fielder (by G Balfour).
HBP - G Laird (by T Milone); B Moss (by D Fister); S Smith (by D Fister).
Pitches-strikes - T Milone 100-62; S Doolittle 24-19; R Cook 23-15; G Balfour 18-10; D Fister 107-68; J Benoit 24-16; P Coke 20-11; A Alburquerque 3-2.
Ground balls-fly balls - T Milone 3-8; S Doolittle 2-1; R Cook 0-0; G Balfour 0-1; D Fister 6-5; J Benoit 0-3; P Coke 1-0; A Alburquerque 1-0.
Batters faced - T Milone 25; S Doolittle 6; R Cook 5; G Balfour 5; D Fister 29; J Benoit 5; P Coke 4; A Alburquerque 1.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Mark Wegner. 1B--Dana DeMuth. 2B--Eric Cooper. 3B--Wally Bell. LF--Scott Barry. RF--Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 48 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, left to right.

Updated on Monday, Oct 8, 2012 3:26 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Oakland
J. Reddick Josh Reddick
1-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Detroit
M. Cabrera Miguel Cabrera
3-5