The number of runs allowed by Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez. The former Florida Marlin also allowed eight hits and two walks in 5.2 innings pitched. To his credit he struck out every Houston hitter with the exception of Evan Gattis. Sanchez had 11 punch outs on the day.
The number of relievers to keep Houston scoreless. During a game where the other team is scoring almost at will, it’s a positive get some zeros on the board from the bullpen. While the ‘pen did allow some runs, Tom Gorzelanny, Blaine Hardy and AL Alburquerque all had scoreless outings.
The number of hits by the Tigers. Detroit also drew three walks. On most days, these totals would result in a convincing win.