Tigers 10, Rays 1

Richard L. Shook, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez spun a quiet four-hitter over seven innings and Prince Fielder keyed the Detroit offense with a two-run single plus a sacrifice fly and a solo home run Tuesday night to help the Tigers bump Tampa Bay's Matt Moore from the unbeaten ranks with an 10-1 victory over the Rays.
Sanchez (6-5) gave up a second-inning run and then locked in with nine strikeouts and one walk over his seven innings. He gave up a triple, double and two singles, all in different innings.
Luke Putkonen and Phil Coke split the last two innings for the Tigers.
Fielder keeps torching teams that walk Miguel Cabrera in front of him, whether accidentally or on purpose. The last nine times Cabrera has been walked, Fielder has delivered eight hits good for 10 RBI.
Omar Infante drilled a solo home run for Detroit with two outs in the bottom of the fifth to boost the Tigers' lead to 7-1 and they added a run in the sixth on Fielder's sacrifice fly.
Cabrera singled to lead off the sixth and advanced two bases -- with a grin on his face as he rounded second -- on a wild pitch that bounced high to the backstop off Jose Molina's wrist. Molina lost the ball and then wasn't quick enough to the ball as Cabrera barely slowed rounding second.
Fielder followed his sacrifice fly with a solo home run, his 12th, in the eighth as Detroit went up 9-1, and Don Kelly's RBI single later in the inning boosted it to 10-1.
Moore (8-1) looked like anything but an undefeated pitcher in his brief outing at Detroit.
The Tigers chased Moore when the first five batters of the third reached base as Detroit expanded a three-run margin to 6-1.
Jhonny Peralta doubled into the left-field corner and both Matt Tuiasosopo and Bryan Pena walked to load the bases.
Avisail Garcia lined an RBI single to center and Infante walked on a 3-2 pitch to force in a run and drive Moore from the game. Moore walked six batters in two-plus innings.
He gave up a pair of two-out singles in the first but scraped by, which did not happen in the second.
The Rays had given Moore a 1-0 lead against Sanchez with a leadoff triple by Evan Longoria in the second and a one-out sacrifice fly to right by Desmond Jennings.
That lead lasted two batters as Peralta singled to open the bottom of the second and scored on a double to right-center by Tuiasosopo, who advanced to third on a groundout to second by Pena.
Garcia walked and set up the rest of the four-run inning by alertly taking second on Infante's sacrifice fly into the right-field corner. Torii Hunter walked on a 3-2 pitch and Cabrera was walked "unintentionally" on four bad pitches to load the bases.
Fielder then delivered his eighth hit in his last nine at-bats following a Cabrera walk, a two-run single to center.
NOTES: Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon flipped Matt Joyce from second to leadoff and dropped switch-hitting Ben Zobrist a notch to sit between two southpaw hitters so his Detroit counterpart, Jim Leyland, would be less likely to bring in lefty Drew Smyly for late-inning relief. ... Quintin Berry, who filled in nicely when Austin Jackson was hurt a year ago, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by Kansas City. Detroit had designated Berry, who had not been hitting in the minors, for assignment Sunday when it worked out a deal with Seattle to return former Tigers prospect Francisco Martinez to the Detroit organization. ... Longoria had an error removed from his record by Major League Baseball. Cleveland's Mark Reynolds now gets a hit but Tampa Bay pitcher Jamey Wright is charged with two earned runs. ... Jackson continues to work out in Detroit with no target date for the beginning of a rehab assignment that would return him to the active roster. Jackson has been sidelined with a sore left hamstring since May 12. ... Joyce plans to take extra outfield work a couple times a week after misplaying a pair of fly balls in a weekend series with Cleveland.

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