Tigers rally cut short with bases loaded

There aren't a lot of balls hit in baseball that make people say, "That might have been out of AT&T Park," but in the top of the fifth, Angel Pagan hit one. He took a high fastball out to dead center, but Austin Jackson ranged back and calmly collected it just in front of the warning track. It's 420 to dead center in Comerica. Maybe Juan Gonzalez was right not to sign that mega-deal the Tigers offered him!

Anibal Sanchez has settled down nicely after his rough second inning, and set the side down in order on 13 pitches in the fifth.

Ryan Vogelsong has gone in the other direction. No, his pitching is not a disentanglement from, but a progressive knotting into. Jhonny Peralta lined out to Pablo Sandoval for the first out of the inning, but Alex Avila hit a rocket to right for a single. Omar Infanta followed with a bloop down the line, and Austin Jackson walked to load the bases with one out.

Quintin Berry struck out, though, bringing up Miguel Cabrera with "M-V-P" chants exhorting him on.


Vogelsong somehow, some way, got out of the inning without giving up a run, and the Giants still lead 2-0 in Game 3.

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