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|Friday, 10 May 2013 18:08|
Just nine days shy of the fifth anniversary of his no-hitter, the left-hander retired the first 17 batters before Izturis lined a clean double several feet over the outstretched arm of third baseman Will Middlebrooks that landed just inside the foul line. Lester then ended the inning by striking out pinch hitter Adam Lind.
Lester (5-0) allowed just one of the remaining nine batters to hit the ball out of the infield and finished with five strikeouts.
TIGERS 10, INDIANS 4
DETROIT (AP) - Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Tigers beat the Indians.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder's third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Robinson on the brick facade beyond the wall in right-center field, giving Detroit a 4-1 lead.
Cabrera's three-run homer the following inning landed below Hank Greenberg's retired No. 5 in left-center at Comerica Park.
Detroit's Max Scherzer (5-0) allowed four runs and five hits in eight innings. He struck out seven without a walk.
Corey Kluber (2-2) allowed eight runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
RAYS 6, PADRES 3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Alex Cobb struck out 13 in less than five innings and Ryan Roberts and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs apiece to help the Rays rally for a victory over the Padres.
Cobb became the first pitcher in major league history to fan that many batters and fail to make it through the fifth. The right-hander left after throwing 117 pitches. He recorded 12 of 14 outs on strikeouts - four of them in the third, when a wild pitch on strike three allowed Will Venable to reach base.
The other outs were recorded on a grounders to shortstop in the first and third base in the fourth.
Roberts and Zobrist both delivered two-run singles in the seventh, when reliever Dale Thayer (0-2) inherited a 3-2 lead from Padres starter Edinson Volquez. Jake McGee (1-2) pitched one inning for the victory, and Fernando Rodney worked a scoreless ninth for his fifth save.