Tigers on board with Miguel Cabrera RBI

The Tigers have been hitting the ball hard all night against Barry Zito all night, but they've been right at the Giants' fielders. So when that happens, maybe a change in strategy is needed.

Austin Jackson didn't get the memo, and he rifled a double to lead off the top of the sixth inning. He moved to third on a hard-hit Omar Infante line-out to center field. Miguel Cabrera came up, and instead of lining the ball somewhere, he had the right idea. He floated a soft liner out to center field for a single that drove in the first Tigers run of the night.

The next batter, Prince Fielder, ripped a shot out to left field:


Man, what are you doing hitting the ball hard, Prince? That's not how you beat Barry Zito. I mean, it is -- it always is -- but not tonight.

Delmon Young hit a grounder up the middle in the following at-bat, and that chased Zito from the game. Bruce Bochy then brought in newfangled reliever Tim Lincecum, who struck out Jhonny Peralta swinging to end the threat. It's 6-1 Giants through six.

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