The Detroit Tigers bounced back from Tuesday's 13-0 shellacking at the hands of the Angels on Wednesday night, as pitcher Doug Fister put forth his strongest effort of the season to lead his team to a convincing 7-2 win.
Fister lowered his ERA down to 4.04 for the season with the head-turning start, and struck out 10 batters over eight innings of one-run ball. Primarily a groundball pitcher who has struggled to find his footing with Detroit thus far in 2012, the 6-foot-8 Fister was quite literally untouchable on Wednesday evening. Now a winner of three straight games after starting the year 1-6, Fister has given up exactly five hits over his last 15 innings pitched, and has fanned 18 batters over that same span.
Offensively, first baseman Prince Fielder finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI to increase his season tally to 67, while outfielder Brennan Boesch stayed hot from the plate with a 2-for-3 game that included a pair of doubles. With the series now in their control at two games to one, the Tigers will send Max Scherzer to the hill on Thursday to try and wrap up the four-game set.