DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – Detroit’s offense was spot on in the first four innings against Miami’s Jesus Luzardo earning four runs, but Marlins used five pitchers after the fifth inning for the win, 8-6. Detroit is now 47-59 and 6.5 games behind Minnesota for first place in the AL Central.
This game also marked the last game for Miguel Cabrera in Miami as he started his career there for five seasons. He posted a double and a walk in the game with two RBI.
Cabrera talked about the ovations at the stadium saying, “Oh, it’s unbelievable. I want to appreciate everybody, want to say thank you because they gave me something special in my career to remember all my life. It’s gonna be in my top-five moments of my career.”
His double in the third inning put Detroit up, 4-0, as both Javier Baez and Riley Greene scored. Detroit took an early 2-0 lead in the same inning with a Spencer Torkelson RBI single and a Baez single.
Tarik Skubal started well for Detroit in his first four innings retiring the side in the first, third, and fourth innings. After a strikeout to start the fifth, Skubal gave up five straight hits that led to a tie game at four. He continued with a ground out but was then relieved by Brendan White who went 1.1 innings. Tyler Holton followed for an inning and received the loss as two earned runs came in seventh inning as Miami took the lead, 7-6. Jose Cisnero then gave up a run in the eighth to make it 8-6.
Baez and Matt Vierling both had two hits in the game. Cabrera and Kerry Carpenter each had two RBI while Torkelson and Baez added one RBI.
Detroit is off on Monday and then heads to Pittsburg on Tuesday with a 7:05 p.m. game time.