Inge stays hot as A's crush TigersMay 12, 2012 - 6:57 AM
Over his past five games, Inge has homered four times, including two grand slams, and has driven in 16 runs. He has four, four-RBI games during that time and is the first player to accomplish that since Yankee great Lou Gehrig turned the feat in 1931.
Joining Inge in the outburst on Friday was Josh Reddick, who went 4-for-4 with a three-run and solo home run, five RBI and four runs scored for the Athletics, who had lost their previous two.
Tom Milone (5-2) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on five hits with a walk and six strikeouts over seven innings to grab the win.
"It's nice to be able to pitch in front of fans like that. We don't get that every game, but it's nice to have people cheering and you obviously want to do something good," said Milone.
Miguel Cabrera drove in a pair of runs while Rick Porcello (3-3) was touched for four runs on nine hits with three walks and four strikeouts over five innings for the Tigers, who have exchanged wins and losses over their past 12 games.
"He just got balls up in the strike zone and he paid for it a little bit," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said about Porcello.
Detroit got a run in the first when Cabrera hit into a double play to score Austin Jackson, but the A's answered in the home portion of the inning.
With two outs, Reddick kept the inning alive with a single and Kila Ka'aihue followed with an RBI double. Two batters later, Inge singled to right to bring home Ka'aihue for a 2-1 advantage.
The third inning saw the Tigers tie the game on a Cabrera RBI single, but Reddick led off the third with a home run and back-to-back doubles from Ka'aihue and Seth Smith made it a 4-2 game.
The sixth inning saw Inge continue his tear. Reddick singled in a run earlier in the inning and Smith singled to put men on first and second. Inge then launched a shot over the left-center wall for an 8-2 lead.
Reddick added a three-run home run of his own in the seventh to increase the score to 11-2.
Cabrera and Delmon Young hit RBI singles in the eighth to account for the final score.
Prior to the game, the A's recalled pitcher Andrew Carignan and outfielder Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Sacramento and optioned right-handed pitcher Jim Miller and outfielder Michael Taylor to Sacramento...Each team won five games in the series last season...Porcello fell to 2-5 in eight career starts against the A's.
- DETROIT: 4
May 12 12:56 AM
- Delmon Young single to center scored Andy Dirks with two out. Runner on first and Ryan Raburn due up.
Tigers 4, Athletics 11 Top 8, 2 OutsMay 12 12:44 AM
- Miguel Cabrera single to center scored Austin Jackson with none out. On the play, Andy Dirks advanced to second. Runners on first and second and Prince Fielder due up.
Tigers 3, Athletics 11 Top 8, 0 OutsMay 12 12:44 AM
- Josh Reddick two-out, three-run Home Run 2 (8) to right scored Jemile Weeks and Cliff Pennington. Kila Ka`aihue due up.
Tigers 2, Athletics 11 Bot 7, 2 OutsMay 12 12:25 AM
- Brandon Inge two-out, three-run Home Run (5) to left center scored Josh Reddick and Seth Smith. Daric Barton due up.
Tigers 2, Athletics 8 Bot 6, 2 OutsMay 12 12:04 AM
- Josh Reddick single to center scored Jemile Weeks with one out. Runner on first and Kila Ka`aihue due up.
Tigers 2, Athletics 5 Bot 6, 1 OutMay 11 11:59 PM
- Seth Smith double to left scored Kila Ka`aihue with none out. Runner on second and Brandon Inge due up.
Tigers 2, Athletics 4 Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 11 10:55 PM
- Josh Reddick lead-off Home Run (7) to right center. Kila Ka`aihue due up.
Tigers 2, Athletics 3 Bot 3, 0 OutsMay 11 10:52 PM
- Prince Fielder flied out to center to end the inning.
Tigers 2, Athletics 2 Mid 3May 11 10:47 PM
- Brandon Inge single to right scored Kila Ka`aihue with two out. On the play, Seth Smith advanced to second. Runners on first and second and Daric Barton due up.
Tigers 1, Athletics 2 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 11 10:23 PM
- Kila Ka'aihue double to center scored Josh Reddick with two out. Runner on second and Seth Smith due up.
Tigers 1, Athletics 1 Bot 1, 2 OutsMay 11 10:20 PM
- Miguel Cabrera grounded into a double play, short to second to first, that scored Austin Jackson with two out. On the play, Andy Dirks out at second. None on with two outs and Prince Fielder due up.
Tigers 1, Athletics 0 Top 1, 2 OutsMay 11 10:11 PM
- DETROIT: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 11 10:07 PM
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