Detroit 8, Cleveland 7

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, August 21, 2011 1:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Schrieber, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Alan Porter,
Attendance - 43388

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 7 13 0
Detroit 0 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 8 11 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 62-61 33-25 29-36 L3
Detroit 68-58 37-27 31-31 W3

Recap

Delmon Young and Victor Martinez homered in a seven-run third inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to an 8-7 win over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Sunday and a sweep of their three-game series.

Detroit, which leads Cleveland by 4 1/2 games in the American League Central, almost squandered a 7-0 lead and needed a game-saving defensive play by center fielder Austin Jackson to record the final out.

The Indians scored five times in the fourth and cut the lead to 8-7 in the sixth.

Kosuke Fukudome started the ninth with a walk off Jose Valverde, who hit Jason Donald with a pitch. After Jack Hannahan's sacrifice, pinch-hitter Matt LaPorta flied out to Jackson, whose throw home got Fukudome to end the game.

Phil Coke (2-8) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. Valverde recorded his 37th save in 37 chances.

The Tigers sent 12 men to the plate in the third against Ubaldo Jimenez (7-10), the Indians' key acquisition at the trade deadline. Ramon Santiago and Jackson had RBI singles. Young followed with a three-run homer and Martinez added a two-run shot.

Jimenez, who threw 47 pitches in the third, allowed eight runs in 3 1/3 innings. He's 1-1 in four starts with Cleveland.

Rick Porcello gave up five runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Rick Porcello
Loss W/L No Decision
3.1 IP 3.2
4 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 7
21.60 ERA 12.27
Hitting
Cleveland   Detroit
Asdrubal Cabrera Player Wilson Betemit
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 13 1 18 .351 19 4 6 6 2 0
Detroit 11 2 20 .344 12 6 8 4 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Tigers have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .542 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Indians have a W/L % of .516 after a win and .492 after a loss.
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