Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/27/13
Thanks he needed that. Who needed what? Ramon Santiago needed that hit those defensive plays that good overall game — all of it. With the help of Alex Avila’s two-run double in the fifth and the double by Santiago that set up the run Doug Fister pitched the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Phillies Friday night at Comerica Park. Improving his record in three second-halves as a Tiger to 18-5 Fister allowed an unearned run but nothing else as he made it three strong wins in a row after allowing six runs in two consecutive games. “He was terrific” manager Jim Leyland said of Fister (9-5). “Good movement good curve kept them off balance.” Former Tiger Delmon Young was one of the Phillies who came up empty. He went 0-for-3 against Fister before striking out in the ninth against Joaquin Benoit with the tying run on second. Benoit ended the game on a grounder to second for his 10th save in 10 opportunities. “But we can’t get greedy with him” Leyland said. “We can’t use him in games...
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