The Tigers have been hitting the ball hard all night against Barry Zito all night, but they've been right at the Giants' fielders. So when that happens, maybe a change in strategy is needed.
Austin Jackson didn't get the memo, and he rifled a double to lead off the top of the sixth inning. He moved to third on a hard-hit Omar Infante line-out to center field. Miguel Cabrera came up, and instead of lining the ball somewhere, he had the right idea. He floated a soft liner out to center field for a single that drove in the first Tigers run of the night.
The next batter, Prince Fielder, ripped a shot out to left field:
Man, what are you doing hitting the ball hard, Prince? That's not how you beat Barry Zito. I mean, it is -- it always is -- but not tonight.
Delmon Young hit a grounder up the middle in the following at-bat, and that chased Zito from the game. Bruce Bochy then brought in newfangled reliever Tim Lincecum, who struck out Jhonny Peralta swinging to end the threat. It's 6-1 Giants through six.