The number of strikeouts by Tigers hitters. A 10/2 strikeout-to-walk ratio is never a good thing, but Detroit was able to pull out another win regardless.
The number of hits surrendered by the Tigers pitchers. Detroit pitchers didn’t allow a walk either. Nick Castellanos also had two hits in three plate appearances, helping him break out of a mini slump that saw him put up a 3-for-17 line over his last four contests.
This game marked the fourth save for closer Joakim Soria, who pitched a perfect ninth. This was Soria’s third straight perfect inning. The closer has faced 17 batters and only allowed two baserunners, both came in a 9-6 win over Cleveland. He’s only allowed one run on the season as well—that run also came in the 9-6 win over Cleveland.
Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon’s ERA after the game. After allowing three runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings against the Indians in his first start, Simon rebounded with a spectacular effort. The former Cincinnati Red held the Pirates scoreless through eight innings while only surrendering two hits. He struck out two.
The number of runs needed to win the game. This came on a solo home run by Rajai Davis in the sixth inning. It was Davis’ first home run of the year and only his second RBI.