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3 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 8-1 Win vs the Cleveland Indians

  • Five

The number of strikeouts by Detroit’s hitters. Better things happen when teams strike out less. Case-in-point, Detroit struck out a dozen times in their last game versus Cleveland and lost, but this game they won by seven runs with (ironically) seven fewer strikeouts.

  • Zero

The number of runs allowed by Tigers starter Alfredo Simon in five innings pitched. The former Cincinnati Red allowed a mere three hits and a walk on five strike outs. He only needed 75 pitches.

  • One

The number of runs allowed by the Detroit bullpen. In surprising news, Joakim Soria was the only reliever to allow a run, otherwise the bullpen was solid. Blaine Hardy bounced back with two shutout innings while Alex Wilson and Tom Gorzelanny also kept the Tribe scoreless.

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