The infielder came into the game hitting. He struck out four and didnt walk a batter.
He didnt have his command, and he was scuffling to get outs, said Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.
Pittsburgh, though, expanded the lead in the ninth off Bruce Rondon. Martin came home on a single by Rougned Odor. He has moderated both of these this season, which is a highly encouraging sign for a 22-year-old hitter.
Simon allowed a whopping 15 hits, while striking out seven over 5.2 innings on 109 pitches.
Afterward, Martinez said “everybody knows” he was thrown at intentionally, calling it retaliation for Justin Verlander hitting Starling Marte in the forearm with a 95 miles per hour heater an inning earlier. Sano should see regular playing time, mostly likely as the Twins’ designated hitter, and as such, he deserves a home in virtually all Fantasy formats.
In his last three, the numbers have gotten even worse:.433 batting average against, .746 slugging percentage allowed, and a 1.219 OPS.
Kansas City has lost four straight. Walker added a two-run double and Sean Rodriguez added an RBI groundout. I program myself to pitch like it’s 0-0. Gutierrez also singled leading off the eighth but was erased on a double play.
MIAMI | Jose Fernandez’s comeback required a comeback.
Detroit Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis catches a fly ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates’ Francisco Cervelli for an out during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Detroit.
Chamberlain, who was taken out with two outs in the inning, was booed as he left the mound.
After that, Fernandez (1-0) found the form that made him the 2013 NL Rookie of the Year.
Tigers: Detroit remains at home for a weekend series against Toronto. After it was all said and done the Pirates scored five runs in the third. James McCann hit a solo home run in the ninth inning. He advanced to second on Jace Peterson’s sacrifice and scored on Maybin’s single. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.05 ERA during the dominant stretch, including a no-hitter June 20 against Pittsburgh. Detroit, which dropped to. Martinez has 10 homers in his last 14 games and seven in his last seven.
They also are 21-19 on the road after 40 games after posting a 37-44 record away from PNC Park last season. He struck out seven and walked none.
Jacob deGrom (8-6) doubled and scored for the Mets, who have totaled a mere 23 runs in 14 games. Opponents hit. 282 with an OPS of.
Burnett raised his record to 7-3, although his ERA went up four ticks to 2.05. The Pirates have supplied six runs of offense during the skid, a span in which Burnett has surrendered one earned run or less on three occasions. Lind then singled up the middle to break the tie.
Right-hander Alfredo Simon (7-5) of Detroit was erratic with his split-finger fastball, his key pitch.
Neil Walker hit one of the homers off Chamberlain, finishing off an outstanding Wednesday. Odubel Herrera, Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis all had three hits each.
Simon is coming off his second straight subpar start, allowing five runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.
Josh Harrison started the inning with a single, and Walker followed with a homer just inside the right-field foul pole.
Jared Hughes relieved Burnett and did not give up a run.