Matt Moore entered Tuesday’s baseball action with an 8-0 record, a 2.18 ERA, and having limited hitters thus far to a mere .178 average. He left the mound with a 2.95 ERA while being handed his first loss of the season. Moore was pummeled with seven hits and six runs, and walked six, in the first two innings as Detroit thrashed the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1.
Prince Fielder went 3-4 with a home run, a two-run single, and four RBIs, while Omar Infante added a homer and three RBIs.
Matt Tuiasosopo doubled home the Tigers’ first run and Infante’s sacrifice fly drove home their second of the night. Fielder hit a two-run single that capped a four-run second inning, putting Detriot at a 4-1 advantage. Moore talks about what happened as the Tigers busted out bats early on.
Anibal Sanchez allowed just one run and four hits while striking out nine in seven innings of work, propelling the Tigers towards their second win in seven games.
It was walk-off Tuesday on the diamond, one of four on the in the majors coming as John Mayberry Jr. lined a walkoff grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Juan Pierre scored on a wild pitch to give Miami a 3-2 advantage in the top of the 10th. Mayberry tied it off Steve Cishek in the bottom of the inning. Marlins manager Mike Redmond says Miami just didn’t capitalize on their lead.
Ricky Nolasco was off to a strong start, pitching a shutout for Miami before surrendering a pair of runs in the seventh to Delmon Young and Erik Kratz and finishing with a no-decision. In 6 2/3 innings he gave up two runs on four hits, while striking out six.
The Atlanta Braves also secured a win in walk-off fashion last night. B.J. Upton hit a two-run homer to tie up the score 4-4 in the sixth, and Andrelton Simmons hit a game-ending double off Mark Melacon in the 10th as Atlanta rose above the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4.