Tigers Vs. Rockies: Detroit Takes 3-Game Series After 5-0 Win

Max Scherzer struck out 12 batters to power Detroit to a 5-0 win on Sunday.

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Tigers Vs. Rockies Final Score: Detroit Batters Tally 15 Hits In 5-0 Shutout Win

Even on an afternoon when a rain delay threatened to force him off the mound early, Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer turned in a masterful Father's Day performance in a 5-0 win over the National League's Colorado Rockies.

Scherzer bounced back from a string of mediocre starts on Sunday by striking out 12 batters over eight shutout innings. While he did manage to scatter seven hits, the often erratic Scherzer, who is now 6-4, did not walk a single batter for only the third time this season.

Offensively, the Tigers were locked-in at the plate from the very first pitch, and racked up a whopping 15 hits throughout the afternoon. In addition to a perfect 5-for-5 game from speedy outfielder Quintin Berry, who also stole his 9th base of the year, backup catcher Gerald Laird turned in a 3-for-4 day from the plate with a key RBI double that proved to be of the game-winning variety. By game's end, Brennan Boesch and Jhonny Peralta would finish as the only two Detroit starters without a hit.

Winners of five of their last seven games, the Tigers will suit up for another crucial interleague three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Comerica Park on Tuesday evening.

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Doug Fister Injury: Tigers Pitcher Officially Activated From DL

On Friday night, the Detroit Tigers announced via the Twitter account of Brian Britten that right-handed starting pitcher Doug Fister will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday after missing time with a left side strain. In addition, the club optioned Matt Young and Casey Crosby to Triple-A Toledo and recalled Thad Weber.

Fister will make his return start on Saturday when the Tigers host the Colorado Rockies at Comerica Park. His last appearance came on May 28 against the Boston Red Sox when he allowed six runs on 11 hits in five innings pitched. Fister will look to record his first win of the season, as he is 0-3 in six starts this year.

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Tigers Vs. Rockies: Colorado Surges For 12-4 Win In Extra Innings

Maybe the Tigers are starting a trend. This is Detroit's third consecutive interleague series, following sets with the Cubs and the Reds. The Tigers won two out of three in each of those series, but not before losing the first game to each team. That continued again on Friday night, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Tigers by a final score of __.

Brennan Boesch drove in Austin Jackson in the sixth inning to tie the game at 4-4. That score stayed notched at 4-4 until the 10th inning. Wilin Rosario popped a two-run single to break things open, and Colorado added six more runs to make it 12-4. Things really got ugly when Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer belted back-to-back home runs to punctuate the late rally.

Jose Valverde made a throwing error that put runners on second and third, setting up Rosario's RBI single. The Tigers closer was stuck with the loss.

Doug Fister will look for his first win of the season as the series continues on Saturday.

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