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MLB Game Summary - Colorado at Detroit



(Friday, August 1)

Final Score: Detroit 4, Colorado 2

Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Justin Verlander pitched eight strong innings and Rajai Davis finished with two RBI and two runs scored as the Detroit Tigers held on to beat the Colorado Rockies, 4-2.

Verlander (10-9), who is now 25-2 for his career against National League opponents, allowed two runs and struck out five, while not allowing a walk.

"He went out there and attacked the hitters," Davis said of Verlander. "We played good defense behind him and we were fortunate enough to win."

Ian Kinsler hit an RBI double during a three-run fifth inning and Victor Martinez had an RBI single for the Tigers, who won for just the second time in their last seven games.

Franklin Morales (5-6) gave up three runs and walked four in six innings of work, leaving the Rockies at 2-16 in their last 18 road games.

After four scoreless innings, the Tigers were first on the board with three runs in the fifth. Bryan Holaday singled and Eugenio Suarez doubled down the line in left to put runners on second and third. Davis grounded one into center for a single, scoring Holaday and Suarez, and Kinsler hit a ground ball down the third base line to plate Davis.

Carlos Gonzalez made a sliding catch in foul territory to end the inning. He left the game after reaggravating his right ankle sprain after sliding into the wall on the play.

"Sliding into the wall making that catch was a great play, but he got his ankle. It's the same ankle that he's been nursing," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Justin Morneau and Brandon Barnes, who replaced Gonzalez in right field, started the seventh with back-to-back singles for the Rockies. A groundout by Drew Stubbs moved the runners over to second and third and a single by Wilin Rosario scored Morneau. Josh Rutledge hit a ground ball to third and Barnes slid under Holaday's tag at the plate to cut the lead to 3-2.

After Victor Martinez singled in Davis to make the score 4-2, Torii Hunter walked to load the bases. J.D. Martinez came to the plate with a chance to extend Detroit's lead, but grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

Joe Nathan allowed two men to reach base in the ninth, but got Charlie Blackmon to fly out to end the game for his 22nd save of the season.

Game Notes

The Rockies were just 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position, while the Tigers were 2-for-9. Both teams left eight men on base ... Verlander has won each of his last 14 starts against National League foes. His .926 winning percentage in interleague play leads all active pitchers with at least 10 decisions during interleague play ... The Tigers and Rockies last met in 2012 with the Tigers taking two out of three games ... Prior to the game, the Tigers selected the contract of Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Toledo and activated pitcher Pat McCoy from the 15-day disabled list. Carrera entered the game in the ninth and played center field.

08/02 00:52:19 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
2nd
CLEM 23
NCSU 23
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
Final
ATL 104
HOU 96
 
4th
MEM 76
UTA 89
 
4th
CHI 82
WAS 74
 
2nd
DEN 50
MIL 50
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
Final
ABCHRIST 83
HOUB 71
 
Final
NDAK 78
NEOM 80
 
2nd
NILL 64
WMICH 62
 
Final
ILLCH 60
WRST 57
 
2nd
MIZZ 32
AUB 30
 
Half
UGA 32
KENT 32
 
2nd
NW 29
MICH 38
 
2nd
CLEM 23
NCSU 23
 
Half
UF 26
TEXAM 23
 
Half
KU 26
WVU 40
 
1st
CREI 24
VILL 20
 
Final
PHI 2
CAL 3
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
Final
CLB 3
WAS 5
Final
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 3
 
3rd
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
2nd
ARI 0
ANA 1
 
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