Cabrera can't get on base. Fielder popped up for the 2nd out. Delmon Young got on base with two outs. Dirks popped up, stranding Young.

Pennington was the first out, then Crisp grounded out. Verlander was cruising along and got his 8th K against Drew to end the inning.

Score: Tigers 2, Athletics 0

7th inning:

Peralta singled with a shot to third base which Donaldson could not collect. Peralta then stole 2nd base easily. Parker then struck out Avila -- his 6th K of the night. Infante lined it to center for a base hit. Peralta moved to 3rd base. Runners were at 1st and 3rd with Jackson up to bat. Jackson lined to center for a base hit. Peralta scored. Infante moved to 3rd. Runners were at 1st and 3rd again with just one out. Dirks walked to load the bases with one out. Cabrera got hit by a pitch to walk in the run. LH pitcher Jerry Blevins came in to relieve Parker. Prince Fielder hit a shallow one to center to score a run. Delmon Young got another base hit to make it 6-0. Dirks grounded to 2nd and the throw went home for the 2nd out. A Peralta blooper to center would finally end the side. The Tigers blew the game open with four runs.

Cespedes popped up in foul territory and Fielder grabbed it for the 1st out. Smith did nothing and Verlander got another K -- his 10th -- against Reddick to end the inning.

Score: Tigers 6, Athletics 0

8th inning:

Avila struck out to begin the inning. RH pitcher Evan Scribner struck out Infante, too. Austin Jackson popped up to end the side.

Donaldson got a base hit but Moss flew out to center. Jonny Gomes entered the game with a runner on 1st and 1 out. Verlander popped him up for out No. 2. Pennington singled to put runners on 1st and 2nd with two outs. Crisp grounded out to end the inning, stranding two runners.

Score: Tigers 6, Athletics 0

9th inning:

Quintin Berry struck out swinging to begin the inning. Scribner retired his 5th-straight batter by popping up Cabrera. Fielder grounded out to end the side.

Verlander remained on the mound in the bottom of the 9th inning. He struck out Drew for the 4th time. Cespedes grounded out to short.

Score: Tigers 6, Athletics 0