8/26/13

August 25th - Tigers 11, Mets 3

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August 25thSunday at Citi, Andy Dirks hit a 2 run homer (#8) off Dillon Gee in the top of the 6th, the Tigers come from behind to beat the Mets 11-3. For the second day in a row the Tigers bats were scorching hot as they got to Dillon Gee for 10 hits. The Tigers started early as Miguel Cabrera gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning with a two run homer, number 42 for the triple crown winner.  The Mets did come back. In the bottom of the third a broken bat single to center by Daniel Murphy brought home Omar Quintanilla to cut the lead in half. In the bottom of the 4th Travis d’Arnaud hit his first major league homer, a 2 run shot to left center to give the Mets the 3-2 lead. In the top of the 9th, the Tigers broke the game open scoring 7 times.  They collected 4 straight hits and a walk off LaTroy Hawkins to score two more times, Scott Atchison came on with the bases loaded and one out and allowed a rbi single to Omar Infante, he dealt a wild pitch to score Bryan Holaday, rbi singles by Ramon Santiago and Matt Tuiasosopo and a sac-fly by Austin Jackson to cap the scoring.  Gee didn’t pitch poorly, but like Matt Harvey on Saturday the red hot Detroit bats had Gee constantly battling with runners on base. Gee went 6 allowed 10 hit 4 runs (all earned) he walked 2 and struck out 2. The only give in his game was the two homers given up by Gee.  Rick Porcello started for the Tigers and pitched very well earning his 10th win on the year. Gee gets the loss, falling to 9-9. The Mets offense was held at bay once again. Only managing 4 hits. Juan Lagares led the way with 2 hits and a run scored.  The Tiger’s sweep the 3 game series amassing 41 hits in the 3 games. The Mets fall to 58-70 on the year and 26-36 at Citi field. Monday, Ryne Sandberg and the Phillies come to town.  Zach Wheeler (6-2  3.49) goes for the Mets. Cliff Lee (10-6  3.16) goes for the Phils. https://www.facebook.com/MetsForum

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