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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fister's ERA drops, VMart's average rises on off day

Thanks to a couple of overturned scoring decisions, a pair of Tigers saw their stats get better on Monday without playing a game.

Victor Martinez's batting average jumped from .167 to .182 when the official Major League Baseball decision changed one of his at-bats in Seattle from an error to a hit. It came in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game, a hot shot that Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan could not handle.

Doug Fister saw his ERA drop from 2.67 to 2.00 when the scorer overturned Albert Pujols' third-inning at-bat on Sunday from a double — on a liner that went right off the glove of Miguel Cabrera at third base — to an E5, making all three runs in the inning unearned. Fister would later hit Josh Hamilton — the pitcher's MLB-leading sixth hit batter — then yield another run on a groundout by Mark Trumbo.


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