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Cabrera tossed, but Tigers rout Phillies 12-4

Jul 29th, 2013 - Sports News

— Jhonny Peralta's grand slam capped an eight-run sixth inning for Detroit, and the Tigers overcame Miguel Cabrera's ejection in a 12-4 win over the collapsing Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Cabrera was tossed while batting with the bases loaded in the third and manager Jim Leyland was ejected, too. Detroit still got plenty of additional chances against a Philadelphia team that stumbled to its eighth straight loss.

In the sixth, the Tigers scored eight runs on only two hits. The Phillies made three errors and walked three batters in the inning.

Rick Porcello allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings to win his fourth straight start.

Reliever Jake Diekman took the loss, but he was hardly the only culprit for Philadelphia.

— Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was ejected while batting with the bases loaded in the third inning of Sunday's game against Philadelphia after he appeared to say something to home plate umpire Chad Fairchild.

Manager Jim Leyland was also ejected in the ensuing argument.

Cabrera was batting with one out when he took two called strikes. He appeared to say something to Fairchild, although not in a demonstrative fashion. After Cabrera was tossed, Leyland came out of the dugout and was also thrown out. Leyland continued to argue for a while before leaving the field.

Fairchild was also the plate umpire in Detroit's July 11 game against the Chicago White Sox, when Leyland and Detroit reliever Luke Putkonen were ejected amid a bench-clearing incident.

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