Atl 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Det 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 X 8
Date of game: 4/28/2013

Recap: Detroit vs. Atlanta

Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Miguel Cabrera and Austin Jackson each hit three-run homers as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Atlanta Braves, 8-3, to complete a three-game sweep.

Omar Infante hit a solo homer and scored twice for the Tigers, who have won four of five. Victor Martinez knocked in a run.

Detroit starter Doug Fister (4-0), making his 100th career start, allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings. The right-hander had eight strikeouts.

"He pitched very well and the bullpen did a good job," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.

Chris Johnson, Evan Gattis and Dan Uggla had an RBI apiece for the Braves, who went 3-7 on a 10-game road trip.

Atlanta starter Mike Minor (3-2) gave up six runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander fanned six and walked two.

The Tigers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third. With one out, Brayan Pena walked and Infante singled. Jackson followed with a blast over the wall in left-center field.

The Braves quickly tied the game in the fourth. Justin Upton singled and Freddie Freeman was hit by a pitch. Johnson's RBI double to right and Gattis' run-scoring single to right cut the gap to one. Uggla plated the tying run when he grounded into a fielder's choice.

Detroit went back in front in the sixth. Cabrera led off with a ground-rule double to left-center field, advanced to third on Prince Fielder's groundout and scored on Martinez's sacrifice fly.

The Tigers broke the game open with a four-run seventh. Infante started things with a two-out homer to left. Jackson walked before Cory Gearrin took over on the mound for Minor. Torii Hunter singled before Cabrera's homer to right made it an 8-3 contest.

"He hits the ball over the right-field fence like a left-handed pull hitter," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said of Cabrera.

Atlanta put its first two men on base in the ninth. Al Alburquerque walked Uggla and hit Reed Johnson with a pitch. Jose Valverde came in from the bullpen to record the final three outs.

Game Notes

The Braves went 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight ... The Tigers outscored Atlanta by a 25-7 margin over the three-game sweep, their first against a National League club since winning six in a row against the Pirates and Nationals in June 2010.

NASCAR News
Chip Ganassi Racing claims sixth win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

IndyCar Series drivers Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan as well as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors Jamie McMurray and Kyle Larson gave Chip Ganassi Racing the victory in Sunday's 53rd running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Seahawks to win second straight Super Bowl

Based on last year's victory over Denver, it is hard to imagine Seattle as an underdog for a second straight Super Bowl. However, that is the scenario as New England is favored by one point for Sunday's game.

Angels, Freese avoid arbitration

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and infielder David Freese avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday.

Durant to miss second straight game

Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Kevin Durant will not play in Wednesday's game against the New York Knicks as he continues to deal with a sprained left big toe.

Crosby good to go for Penguins-Caps tilt

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will play in Wednesday's game against the Washington Capitals, the team announced on its Twitter account.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.