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Recap: Phillies 1, Tigers 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Comerica Park
Date: July 26, 2013 7:08 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - Alex Avila's two-run double in the fifth inning put Detroit ahead, and Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings for the Tigers in a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia on Friday night that sent the Phillies to their season-worst sixth straight loss.

Cole Hamels (4-13) was trying to protect a 1-0 lead for the Phillies when he allowed the bottom of Detroit's batting order to break through. After a one-out walk to Hernan Perez, Ramon Santiago and Avila hit back-to-back doubles.

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Santiago was playing third base in place of slugger Miguel Cabrera, who hasn't played since Monday because of an injured left hip.

Fister (9-5) allowed three hits and an unearned run. Joaquin Benoit pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances.

Darin Ruf grounded out with a man on third to end it.

The Tigers were without Cabrera, outfielder Torii Hunter (left Achilles) and second baseman Omar Infante (sprained left ankle). The Phillies were short-handed, too, with first baseman Ryan Howard and outfielders Domonic Brown and Ben Revere on the disabled list.

In the middle of their latest loss, the Phillies announced left-hander Cliff Lee would miss Saturday night's start because of a stiff neck.

Philadelphia took a 1-0 lead with a third-inning run off Fister. John Mayberry Jr. reached on an error by Perez, the second baseman. One out later, Carlos Ruiz hit a single, and Michael Young followed with an RBI single to snap an 0-for-12 skid.

But Fister struck out the next two hitters to get out of that jam. After Ruf's single in the fourth, no more Phillies reached base until the eighth.

Young drew a two-out walk in the eighth, but Fister retired Kevin Frandsen on a groundout and walked off to an ovation from the Comerica Park crowd.

Fister walked one and struck out six.

Benoit allowed a leadoff single by Jimmy Rollins. With one out, Rollins stole second, and with two outs, he stole third. But the Phillies couldn't get him home.

Santiago had a nice all-around game. Young led off with a grounder toward the hole between Santiago and shortstop Jhonny Peralta, and Santiago made a diving stop to retire the Philadelphia third baseman.

In the fifth, Santiago's double down the left-field line brought Avila to the plate in a second-and-third situation. Avila, who was hitting .185 entering the game, hit a drive to the gap in left-center to score both runners.

Hamels allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He walked three and struck out six.

NOTES: Philadelphia's Delmon Young was hitless in his return to Detroit, where he was the MVP of last year's AL championship series for the Tigers. ... Detroit's Max Scherzer (14-1) faces Philadelphia's Raul Valdes (1-0) on Saturday night.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Phillies at Tigers
Fri, Jul 26 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Phillies at Tigers
Sat, Jul 27 Final 0 to 10
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Phillies at Tigers
Sun, Jul 28 Final 4 to 12
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PHI  +145   -150   8 
 DET  -155   +130   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PHI  +147   -140   8 
 DET  -162   +120   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 PHI  25%   13%   38% 
 DET  75%   87%   62% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 4 Cover: +145 
 DET 1 Under: 5 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Mar 12, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 10 Cover: +115 
 PHI 6 Over: 16 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 10 Cover: +100 
 PHI 1 Over: 11 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 24, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 PHI 5 Over: 10 
 DET 5 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Recaps

 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, Jul 26
 
    Mets at Nationals
1:35 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Phillies at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Rays at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Braves
7:30 PM EDT
    Royals at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Brewers at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Padres at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
    Angels at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Cubs at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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