The Tigers scored both of their runs in the top of the third inning. Omar Infante led off the inning with a single and took second on a wild pitch. Austin Jackson then drove Infante in with an RBI double. Jackson was advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Quintin Berry and scored on another wild pitch by Parker, but Parker was able to retire Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to end the inning.
Yoenis Cespedes doubled in the first for Oakland's only hit, and Brandon Moss walked in the the second. Verlander has thrown 44 pitches through three innings, and Parker has thrown 38.