Brandon Inge did his best to make his old team miss him, going 2-5 and hitting a three run home run in the Athletics 11-4 victory over the Tigers on Friday night. Inge, cut by the Tigers in late April, also had a grand slam in Thursday night's 10-6 Detroit victory. Josh Reddick was another big part of the A's offense, going 5-5 including a solo home run in the third and a three run shot in the seventh.
The Tigers may have been caught off guard by the offensive display coming from the American League's second-lowest scoring team, but whatever the case was they gave up the lead in the bottom of the first and were never able to get it back. Rick Porcello threw five innings for the Tigers, getting as many strike outs as he gave up runs, four of each. Duane Below gave up that many runs in a single inning, and Reddick's solo shot off Collin Balester was the final run. The Tigers offense managed eight hits on the night but were never able to put anything big together. Miguel Cabrera has the only multi-hit night for the team, picking up two RBI on two singles.
The win by Oakland ties the four game series 1-1. Doug Fister takes the hill Saturday night against the A's Brandon McCarthy.
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