Wily Peralta gave up three hits in seven innings, and Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau homered for the Detroit Tigers in a 2-0 win over the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

Peralta (4-3) and three relievers restricted the Rays to 5 singles as Detroit, third all through the AL Central at 72-78, gained for the seventh time in 10 video video video games.

Tampa Bay has 12 video video video games to play, leads the AL East by 6 1/2 video video video games and is headed to its second straight division title.

Peralta walked three and threw a season-high 100 pitches. He had been 0-2 with a 4.60 ERA in 9 begins since beating Minnesota on July 18.

“Getting to 100 pitches was really key,” Detroit supervisor A.J. Hinch talked about. “I joked that we were going to leave him out there until his arm falls off because we were really thin. But he kept putting up zeroes.”

Kyle Funkhouser pitched the ninth for his first save since April 30, 2013, for Louisville in course of Western Kentucky at college.

Detroit gained the season assortment 4-3.

“It’s really mportant for us,” Peralta talked about. “Shows we’re headed in he right direction.”

Shane McClanahan (9-6) gave up one run, two hits and two walks in 5 innings, placing out seven. He threw 64 pitches after skipping a flip attributable to decrease as soon as extra tightness.

“I felt good today, and really I’ve felt good all season,” he talked about. “Obviously I didn’t want to go on the IL.”

Haase hit his twenty second residence run all through the fourth, and Garneau hit his sixth off Nick Anderson all through the seventh.

Mike Zunino had three of Tampa Bay’s hits and was one among solely two Rays to realize third base, advancing on two wild pitches by Jason Foley all through the eighth. Garneau threw out two of three Tampa Bay runners attempting to steal, and Detroit turned two double performs.

Miguel Cabrera’s single all through the sixth was the two,979th hit. He is six shy of Sam Rice for thirty third.


Tigers: LHP Gregory Soto (fractured tip of his left ring finger) and OF Derek Hill (left knee sprain) have been positioned on the 10-day injured pointers. An X-ray revealed Soto’s fracture after he was struck by a line drive all through the ninth inning of Friday’s sport. Manager A.J. Hinch talked in regards to the nearer could be going completed for the season. … OF Daz Cameron and INF Isaac Paredes have been recalled from Triple A Toledo.

Rays: OF Kevin Kiermaier was reinstated after spending in the end on the COVID-19 associated injured pointers. … DH Nelson Cruz was 0 for two with a stroll in his first sport since he was hit by a pitch on his appropriate forearm Thursday. … 1B Ji-Man Choi was 0 for two with two walks after injuring his left wrist in a collision Saturday.


Tigers: RHP Matt Manning (4-6, 5.75) is tol pitch in course of the Chicago White Sox on Monday night time all through the opener of a six-game homestand.

Rays: RHP Shane Baz, 3-0 with a 1.76 ERA in 10 begins at Triple-A and a pitcher for the U.S. on the Olympics, is to make principal league debut Monday night time in course of Toronto. “The Olympics was definitely nerve-racking, even moreso that there were no fans there, so you didn’t really have the buzz of the crowd to keep you into it,” Baz talked about. “It was really strange but I think it helped me a lot. I think I was more nervous for that than I am now.”