DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – Tyler Alexander’s performance propelled Detroit to one of their biggest wins of the year, 11-0, over fourth place Baltimore. Alexander went seven innings not allowing any runs and only two hits with four strikeouts. The first nine batters he faced were retired along with 12 of the first 13 in four innings.
After scoring one run in the first inning, Detroit opened up with five runs in the fourth for a 6-0 lead. Miguel Cabrera had the first run of the game in the first inning on a line drive to left field as Javier Baez came in. Caberera came home in the fourth inning on a bases loaded walk and then Spencer Torkelson was the third run on a wild pitch. Akli Baddoo singled in two runs and Riley Greene finished off the five-run inning on a double that had Baddoo come in for the 6-0 lead.
Greene doubled in Anthony Santander and Baddoo in the sixth inning making it 8-0. In the seventh inning, Kreidler singled in Torkelson to push the lead to 9-0. Two sacrifice flys by Jonathan Schoop and Kreidler finished of the 11 runs with two in the ninth inning.
Torkelson and Tucker Barnhart led the team with three hits each. Greened posted two hits and three RBI while Kreidler added three RBI, too. Baddoo posted two RBI while Cabrera and Schoop each had one RBI.
The second game of the three-game series in Baltimore will take place on Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.