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Tigers break free from early deficit, trounce Dodgers

Jul 9, 2014 - 5:16 AM Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead a relentless offensive attack that powered the Detroit Tigers to a 14-5 throttling of the Los Angeles Dodgers at Comerica Park.

Miguel Cabrera and Torii Hunter had three hits and two RBI, and the Tigers hammered out 20 hits in all to overcome an early 5-0 deficit and halt a three- game losing streak. Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez both went 3-for-5 in the rout, with Alex Avila contributing a pair of RBI.

After being rocked for five first-inning runs, Justin Verlander (8-7) held Los Angeles scoreless over the next five frames to record his 14th straight interleague start without a loss. He's now 12-0 over that stretch.

Verlander did surrender a two-run homer to Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez drove in two more with a double. However, the Dodgers mustered just three more hits after the opening inning.

"You give up five in the first and it's never a good feeling," said Verlander. "But it's a whole new ballgame after your team goes out and (scores a lot). Then thankfully I was able to keep the offense on offense, have quick innings and keep the momentum on our side."

The bulk of Detroit's offensive damage came against Hyun-Jin Ryu (9-5), battered for 10 hits and seven runs while lasting only 2 1/3 innings.

Uribe's blast into the home bullpen capped the Dodgers' opening-inning ouburst, but Verlander settled down and retired the next 13 Los Angeles hitters as his teammates quickly closed the 5-0 gap.

"He made mistakes in the first inning and then he executed after that," said Gonzalez. "We still had a pretty good line against him. Unfortunately they scored more runs than we did."

Detroit answered by ripping off eight hits and sending 10 men to the plate against Ryu in the bottom of the second.

Hunter started it off with a double in which he was at first ruled out at second on a rocket throw from Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig. The call was overturned on replay, and the Tigers followed with four straight singles -- including RBI hits from Avila and Davis -- to get on the board.

A wild pitch from Ryu scored Avila to cut the lead to 5-3, with Ian Kinsler and Cabrera each tallying RBI singles shortly after to knot the score.

Detroit kept hitting Ryu hard in the bottom of third, which began with a Castellanos double and a walk to Avila and later contained a go-ahead single from Davis that chased the Dodgers' starter. Avila eventually crossed the plate on an Austin Jackson sacrifice fly off Jamey Wright for a 7-5 edge.

Wright provided little relief in place of Ryu, with the Tigers loading the bases with none out against the veteran in the fourth. A Castellanos single, a walk to Avila and Eugenio Suarez's base hit accounted for three more runs, while Davis extended the margin to 11-5 with a sac fly that scored Castellanos.

Martinez tripled in the fifth and came around on a Hunter base hit for the Tigers' 12th run, with Detroit's final two coming in the seventh. Cabrera socked a triple into the gap off Paul Maholm to drive in Kinsler prior to coming home on Hunter's third hit of the night.

The Dodgers had come out swinging against an initially shaky Verlander, who walked Puig in the first and gave up a single to Hanley Ramirez before Gonzalez shot a double down the right-field line to score both runners. After a Matt Kemp single put Los Angeles up 3-0, Uribe belted a hanging curve ball for his fifth homer of the season.

Game Notes

Verlander is now 23-2 in 30 all-time starts against the National League and hasn't lost an interleague assignment since June of 2010 ... The Tigers ended 12-of-17 with men in scoring position and were 8-of-10 in those situations against Ryu ... Dodgers manager Don Mattingly was ejected from the dugout by home plate umpire Paul Schrieber with his team at bat in the sixth inning ... Kemp went 3-for-4 and Uribe collected two hits ... Cabrera entered the contest hitless in his last 10 at-bats ... Detroit's Victor Martinez missed a third straight game with a sore back.








  • LOS ANGELES: 5
    DETROIT: 14
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    Jul 8 10:41 PM


  • Torii Hunter single to left scored Miguel Cabrera with one out. Runner on first with one out and Nick Castellanos due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 14  Bot 7, 1 OutJul 8 10:08 PM
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  • Torii Hunter singles to shallow left field. Miguel Cabrera scores.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 14  Bot 7, 1 OutJul 8 10:07 PM


  • Miguel Cabrera triple to right center scored Ian Kinsler with none out. Runner on third with none out and J.D. Martinez due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 13  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 8 10:05 PM


  • Miguel Cabrera triples to deep right center field. Ian Kinsler scores.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 13  Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 8 10:05 PM


  • Torii Hunter single to right scored J.D. Martinez with one out. Runner on first with one out and Nick Castellanos due up.

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  • Torii Hunter singles to right field. J.D. Martinez scores.

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  • Rajai Davis sacrifice fly to left scored Nick Castellanos with one out. Runners on first and second and with one out and Austin Jackson due up.

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  • Rajai Davis out on a sacrifice fly to left center field to Matt Kemp. Nick Castellanos scores.

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  • Eugenio Suarez single to left scored Torii Hunter with none out. On the play, Alex Avila advances to second and Nick Castellanos advances to third. Bases loaded with none out and Rajai Davis due up.

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  • Eugenio Suarez singles to left field. Alex Avila to second. Nick Castellanos to third. Torii Hunter scores.

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  • Alex Avila walk scored J.D. Martinez with none out. Bases loaded with none out and Eugenio Suarez due up.

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  • Nick Castellanos to second. Torii Hunter to third. J.D. Martinez scores.

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  • Nick Castellanos single to right scored Miguel Cabrera with none out. On the play, Torii Hunter advances to second and J.D. Martinez advances to third. Bases loaded with none out and Alex Avila due up.

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  • Nick Castellanos singles to right field. Torii Hunter to second. J.D. Martinez to third. Miguel Cabrera scores.

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  • Austin Jackson sacrifice fly to center scored Alex Avila with two out. Runner on first with two outs and Ian Kinsler due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 7  Bot 3, 2 OutsJul 8 8:32 PM


  • Austin Jackson out on a sacrifice fly to deep center field to Andre Ethier. Alex Avila scores.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 7  Bot 3, 1 OutJul 8 8:31 PM


  • Rajai Davis single to right scored Nick Castellanos with one out. On the play, Alex Avila advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Austin Jackson due up.

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  • Rajai Davis singles to right field. Alex Avila to third. Nick Castellanos scores.

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  • Miguel Cabrera single to left scored Rajai Davis with one out. On the play, Ian Kinsler advances to second. Runners on first and second with one out and J.D. Martinez due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 5  Bot 2, 1 OutJul 8 8:06 PM


  • Miguel Cabrera singles to center field. Ian Kinsler to second. Rajai Davis scores.

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  • Ian Kinsler single to left scored Eugenio Suarez with one out. On the play, Rajai Davis advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Miguel Cabrera due up.

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  • Ian Kinsler singles to left center field. Rajai Davis to third. Eugenio Suarez scores.

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  • Hyun-Jin Ryu wild pitch scored Alex Avila with none out. Runners on second and third with none out and Austin Jackson at the plate.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 3  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 8 8:02 PM


  • Rajai Davis infield single to short scored Nick Castellanos with none out. On the play, Eugenio Suarez advances to second and Alex Avila advances to third. Bases loaded with none out and Austin Jackson due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 8 8:01 PM
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  • Rajai Davis singles to shortstop. Eugenio Suarez to second. Alex Avila to third. Nick Castellanos scores.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 2  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 8 8:01 PM


  • Alex Avila single to right scored Torii Hunter with none out. On the play, Nick Castellanos advances to second. Runners on first and second with none out and Eugenio Suarez due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 8 7:56 PM


  • Alex Avila singles to right field. Nick Castellanos to second. Torii Hunter scores.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 1  Bot 2, 0 OutsJul 8 7:56 PM


  • Juan Uribe two-out, two-run Home Run (5) to left scored Matt Kemp. A.J. Ellis due up.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJul 8 7:25 PM
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  • Juan Uribe homers to left field. Matt Kemp scores.

    Dodgers 5, Tigers 0  Top 1, 2 OutsJul 8 7:24 PM


  • Matt Kemp single to left scored Adrian Gonzalez with one out. Runner on first with one out and Andre Ethier due up.

    Dodgers 3, Tigers 0  Top 1, 1 OutJul 8 7:18 PM


  • Matt Kemp singles to center field. Adrian Gonzalez scores.

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  • Adrian Gonzalez double to right scored Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez with one out. Runner on second with one out and Matt Kemp due up.

    Dodgers 2, Tigers 0  Top 1, 1 OutJul 8 7:17 PM
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  • Adrian Gonzalez doubles to deep right field. Hanley Ramirez scores. Yasiel Puig scores.

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  • Jul 8 7:10 PM


  • LOS ANGELES: 0
    DETROIT: 0
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    Jul 8 7:09 PM
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