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.
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.
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.