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Peralta Making Lefties Pay

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 14: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers reaches for a ball hit by Ben Revere #11 of the Minnesota Twins during the third inning on August 14, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 14: Jhonny Peralta #27 of the Detroit Tigers reaches for a ball hit by Ben Revere #11 of the Minnesota Twins during the third inning on August 14, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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SS Jhonny Peralta has given Detroit a much-need threat hitting behind 1B Prince Fielder against left-handed pitching and the Tigers are two games into a five-game stretch facing southpaw starters. Peralta drove in Detroit’s only two runs Saturday night and added a three-run home run Sunday as part of a five-run first, the only runs the Tigers got. Peralta waited on a 2-0 fastball and drove it into the seats in right-center.

–RHP Doug Fister survived a four-run inning in his previous start, but not Sunday. Fister gave up four unearned runs at Minnesota on Aug. 14, creating a 4-4 tie in a game Detroit eventually won 8-4. Handed a five-run lead after the bottom of the first Sunday, Fister faltered and let Baltimore back in by giving up four runs in the second, then three in the fourth, which he did not survive. “My fastball location was very poor,” Fister said. “I didn’t get the ball down, that’s what it comes down to.” “He was out of whack,” manager Jim Leyland noted. “He just didn’t have it.”

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