Stat Line Of The Night — 10/10/11 — Nelson Cruz
Stat Line Of The Night — 10/11/11 — Doug Fister
After dropping the first two games of the ALCS, the Detroit Tigers called on Doug Fister to do what Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer couldn’t do; win them a ballgame. Fister delivered, as he frustrated the Rangers batters all night and cut their series lead to 2-1 following the Tigers’ 5-2 victory.
Fister allowed seven hits over 7 1/3 innings, but he limited the damage to just two runs while striking out three batters and walking none. It was the type of performance the Tigers were hoping they could count on from Fister on a consistent basis when they acquired him from the Seattle Mariners earlier in the season, and he did not disappoint when his team need him the most. That earned him the first Championship Series victory of his career, as well as “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, October 11. 2011.