Tigers 12. Phillies 4
Despite losing Miguel Cabrera and Jim Leyland to Chad Fairchild’s questionable sense of superiority, the Tigers had no trouble completing an impressive sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. Rick Porcello (19 GS, 112.1 IP, 4.49 ERA, 3.51 FIP, 2.0 WAR) was solid, but hardly necessary, giving the Tigers 6 innings of 3 run baseball in which he struck out 3 and walked 2 (1 intentional). The Phillies scattered their runs, but the Tigers unloaded in big assaults. The Tigers got 3 in the 5th to tie it and 8 in the 6th on one of the worst defensive innings you’ll ever see from the Phillies. Peralta capped it off with a grand slam and the Tigers tacked on an extra run in the 7th for good measure. The win gives the Tigers three straight and 7 of 8 to move to 59-45 on the season. They will take Monday off in preparation for a two game set with the Nationals in which Anibal Sanchez (17 GS, 104 IP, 2.68 ERA, 2.39 FIP, 3.5 WAR) will start game one.
The Moment: Peralta caps an 8 run inning with a no doubt grand slam homerun.