April 17, 2012
Cabrera was 0 for 22 before his single in the third inning, but
it was his RBI single off reliever Greg Holland in the eighth that
proved most important. It came on the heels of singles by Andy
Dirks and Brennan Boesch, and snapped a 1-all tie.
Prince Fielder added an RBI single to make things a bit more
comfortable for Octavio Dotel (1-0), who had worked around Brayan
Pena's double during a scoreless seventh inning.
Joaquin Benoit pitched around a two-out triple by Jeff Francoeur
in the eighth, and Jose Valverde took care of the ninth for his
second save in three tries.
Bruce Chen (0-1) took the loss.