DETROIT – Miguel Cabrera’s game-winning single in the 11th inning was the final drive as the Detroit Tigers beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Saturday.
Taylor Rodgers (0-2) led off the 11th with a wild pitch and Spencer Torkelson took third. By moving to center, Cabrera reached 3,095 hits, matching Torkelson’s score.
Sean Shreve (1-1) pitched a seven-inning shutout along with five Detroit relievers.
The Tigers trailed 6-1 after three innings and trailed 6-3 in the eighth, but Nick Matton singled off John Brebia and Riley Green struck out. Puerto Rican Javier Baez missed two strikes and hit a two-run double to make it 6-5.
Kerry Carpenter’s fly ball brought Baez to third and Torkelson tied the game.
Starter Anthony Descalpani allowed three runs—two earned—on six hits in 6 2/3 innings. He ejected five and issued no tickets.
For the Giants, Puerto Rican Heliot Ramos is 1-0. Venezuela’s Tyro Estrada 6-2 had a run, Wilmer Flores 5-1.
For the Tigers, Puerto Rican Baez went 5-2 with a run scored and two RBIs. Venezuela’s Miguel Cabrera draws 1-1 with RBI.