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TIGERS POSTGAME NOTES: Detroit 3, Cincinnati 2

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CINCINNATI, OHIO — With 42,443 fans in attendance at Great American Ball Park, the Detroit Tigers beat the Cincinnati Reds, 3-2.

It was the 5th sellout of the season, 8th largest crowd in the history of GABP and the highest non-Opening Day attendance and non-playoff attendance in history.

Detroit ace Justin Verlander was tough on the Reds striking out 9, but they made him throw 127 pitches (megasportsnews.com photo)

 

* Detroit ace Justin Verlander threw 30 pitches in the 4th inning and 37 pitches in the 5th inning. He tied his shortest outing of the season, previous was 6.0 ( 3 times vs. Texas, at the Yankees and at Boston). His 127 pitches Saturday is the 2nd-highest of the season. Had 131 at Kansas City. Is 16-2 with a 2.77 ERA in 22 Interleague game starts.

* Verlander ended a personal 3-game losing streak with the no-decision.

* Verlander is 0-21 batting against National League teams.

* Verlander pitched in his 55th straight start of at least 6 innings.

* Prince Fielder homered in Great American Ball Park, a place he knows well from his days in Milwaukee. His 4th inning blast was his 23rd against the Reds and 12th at Great American Ball Park. It was also his 28th career Interleague home run.

* CF Austin Jackson made his first appearance since May 16. He had been out of action since May 17 recovering from an abdominal strain.

* Hernan Perez, just up from Class-A Advanced Lakeland, made his debut in the 8th inning and grounded out.

 

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Tigers call up Perez from Advanced Single-A Lakeland; Peralta on paternity leave

 

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CINCINNATI, OHIO — The Detroit Tigers were active before Saturday’s game with the Cincinnati Reds. They activated OF Austin Jackson from the 15-day DL and recalled IF Hernan Perez from Single-A Lakeland. The Tigers placed SS Jhonny Peralta on paternity leave and optioned RHP Jose Ortega to Triple-A Toledo. Perez grounded out to third in the eighth inning in his major league debut.

Perez’s and his Lakeland team play in the Florida State League. He was batting .252 with 2 home runs, 23 RBI’s, 11 stolen bases this season. He is 6’1, 185-pounds and is right-handed. The second baseman is from Venezuela.

Hernan Perez (courtesy of Lakeland Flying Tigers

Perez and the Flying Tigers were in Port Charlotte when he got the news of his promotion to Detroit. Lakeland won the first game 9-0 and the makeup game from June 7 was rained out.

Perez made his major league debut in Saturday afternoon’s game in the 8th inning and grounded out. He looked very comfortable at the plate and had a chance to talk to the media after the game. He was late getting to¬† Great American Ball Park due to heavy traffic.

 

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Mesoraco’s grand slam gives Reds 4-game sweep of Braves, 6-3; win streak at 6

 

Devin Mesoraco in the foreground, is progressing nicely as a rookie catcher (megasportsnews.com)

Before their game with Atlanta on Thursday night, the Cincinnati Reds honored Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, presenting him with one of the bases as a memento of his last trip ever into Cincinnati. Jones is planning on retiring after the 2012 season. He received a standing ovation from the crowd of 23,312 after highlights of his career were show on the Great American Ball Park scoreboard.

Up until the bottom of the sixth inning, it looked as if the injury-riddled Braves would limped out of town with at least one win in the four-game set. They were leading 2-1 and Randall Delgado (2-5) was holding the Reds offense at bay.

The tide then changed as Delgado had control problems and the Reds loaded the bases with one out. Enter the game for the Braves is reliever Kris Medlen to face rookie Devin Mesoraco.

Mesoraco, the Reds #2 catcher hit his first career grand slam leading the new National League Central Division leaders to a 6-3 win and a four-game sweep of Atlanta.

It was the first home run for Mesoraco since April 27. He pulled a 2-0 Medlen pitch towering to left-field that stayed inside the foul pole for his fourth major league round-tripper and the Reds’ third grand slam homer of the year.

Cincinnati completed their first four-game sweep of the Braves in Cincinnati since 1980 at old Riverfront Stadium.

The Reds had not hit a very many homers before the series, but the teams both reached the seats with regularity. The Braves and Reds combined for 16 homers, 13 solo shots which accounted for 21 of the 24 runs in the series.

Chipper Jones (file photo)

Braves losing pitcher Delgado, gave up, four runs, seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. He has not won a game since April 17, going 0-5 with two no-decisions.

The Braves are mired in their second four-game losing streak of the season. The Braves had to play the series without their best two hitters in Jones, who made one pinch-hit appearance due to a bruised left calf muscle. Catcher Brian McCann could not play the final three games due to an illness.

Homer Bailey (3-3) was the winning pitcher for the Reds, allowing four hits and two runs and has won back-to-back games for the first time this season beating the Yankees and now the Braves.

Logan Ondrusek picked up his second save of the season.

 

Info compiled from MLB, Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news reports

 

Reds reliever Chapman arrested for allegedly speeding near Columbus, Ohio

 

Aroldis Chapman (courtesy of MLBpressbox.com)

Cincinnati Reds star relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was arrested for allegedly driving at a speed of 93 mph early Monday morning, according to reports on Columbus area TV and Radio stations.

Chapman was stopped on northbound Interstate 71 near I-270 in Grove City, Ohio, a Columbus suburb, at 12:42 a.m. Eastern Time. The arrest report stated that police arrested the 24-year-old, who was driving his Mercedes, when an officer discovered he had a suspended state of Kentucky driver’s license. He was cited for speeding and driving under suspension.

Chapman was released after posting bond and will have to appear for a June 6 court date.

The talented lefty did not pitch in last night’s 4-1 Reds win over the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

 

Info compiled from MLB news, Radio & TV news

Cueto shuts down Marlins 4-0 on Opening Day

 

Johnny Cueto (2009 photo by Chris J. Nelson via wikipedia commons)

The Cincinnati Reds played like the division favorites that they’ve been picked to be as they did everything right in a 4-0 win on Thursday beating the Miami Marlins 4-0 before a regular-season record crowd at Great American Ball Park of 42,956.

Johnny Cueto, the ace of the staff, pitched seven innings, allowing three hits. He pitched in a tight game of 1-0 and 2-0.

Cincinnati finally broke the game open in the eighth inning, scoring two more runs.

Jay Bruce drove in half of the runs with a sacrifice fly and a home run.

Aroldis Chapman, for now the setup man in the bullpen, pitched a perfect eighth inning, striking out two.

Mark Buehrle, (0-1) the former ace of the Chicago White Sox, was the losing pitcher

 

 

Info compiled from Cincinnati Reds, Radio & TV news

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