Miguel Cabrera got things started in the first inning with a mammoth two-run homer, and the Tigers held a 2-1 lead until Travis d’Arnaud hit his first career homer, a two-run shot, in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. The Mets’ lead lasted until the sixth, when Andy Dirks hit a two-run homer of his own off Mets stater Dillon Gee to take the lead right back.
The Tigers held onto the 4-3 lead until ninth, when they jumped on LaTroy Hawkins, the Mets’ current closer while Bobby Parnell is on the DL, and Scott Atchison for seven runs to extend their lead to 11-3. Jeremy Bonderman came on in the ninth and finished off the victory and the sweep.
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Anibal Sánchez (11-7, 2.45 ERA) takes on A.J. Griffin (10-9, 3.84 ERA) in Detroit tomorrow at 7:08pm.