You gotta figure it's just a matter of time before Miguel Cabrera hits a double or a home run, at least if Madison Bumgarner keeps pitching. In the first inning, he hit a hot grounder to shortstop. In the fourth, he hit a line drive that Pablo Sandoval snagged. But you can't keep him down forever, especially with a lefty on the mound. Cabrera did make an out in the fourth, though. And the Tigers' mini-threat ended when Bumgarner picked off Omar Infante, who lit out for second base and was out from here to there.
In the bottom of the fourth, Doug Fister once more breezed through the Giants, and has now retired them 1-2-3 in three of the first four frames. Well, maybe breezed isn't exactly the right word. Hunter Pence drove a fly ball to deep center field, and Brandon Belt hit a sinking liner that Infante snared. But it seems a small miracle that Fister's not at the hospital right now, getting an MRI on his skull. So we're grading him on a curve.