Through three innings of baseball in Detroit, we've already seen 12 runners reach base. However, we've seen just four runners come home. Why? I think this kind of explains it:
- R. Santiago grounded into double play third to second to first, A. Jackson out at second
- R. Martin grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, J. Posada out at second
- J. Peralta grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, M. Ordonez out at second
- D. Jeter grounded into double play first to shortstop to first, B. Gardner out at second
- M. Cabrera grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, A. Jackson scored, R. Santiago to third, D. Young out at second
There have been double plays in five consecutive half-innings, with three of them bailing out a struggling CC Sabathia. In the bottom of the third, Sabathia had the bases loaded and nobody out with the heart of the Tigers order coming up, but Cabrera's double play kicked the rally in the throat. Victor Martinez then grounded out to finish the frame.
The good news for Detroit is that Cabrera's double play scored the tying run, and we're even at 2-2 in the fourth. But Sabathia has been on the ropes, and the Tigers have let him off easy.