Detroit 14, Cleveland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, September 26, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 66°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Gorman, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Dan Bellino, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 29886

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Detroit 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 8 14 18 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 80-80 44-37 36-43 L2
Detroit 93-67 48-31 45-36 W2

Recap


Doug Fister dominated through eight innings in his final playoff tuneup and Miguel Cabrera lengthened his lead in the American League batting title race as the Detroit Tigers coasted to a 14-0 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Monday.

Alex Avila drove in three runs and Delmon Young hit a three-run homer for the Tigers, who stayed one game behind the Texas Rangers for the No. 2 spot and home field advantage in the first round of the AL playoffs.

The Rangers won at Los Angeles, 4-3, later Monday night.

Fister (11-13) struck out nine and did not walk a batter while allowing three hits. The righthander, who has already been named the starter for Game 2 of Detroit’s division series, has not allowed more than one earned run in any of his last eight appearances.

Fister is 8-1 since being acquired from Seattle near the trading deadline.

Cabrera finished 3-for-5 to lift his average to .343, comfortably ahead of Texas’ Michael Young (.338) and Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez (.338).

The Tigers broke out with a three-run rally in the third inning and knocked Ubaldo Jimenez (10-13) out after tagging the righthander for six runs and nine hits in five innings.

They put it away with an eight-run surge in the eighth, highlighted by Young’s 11th homer.

Should the Tigers and Rangers finished tied, Detroit would get the No. 2 seed and meet the wild card winner by virtue of its 6-3 season series victory over Texas.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Doug Fister
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 9
9 Hits 3
10.80 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Detroit
Matt LaPorta Player Miguel Cabrera
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 4 0 4 .129 7 9 0 0 0 0
Detroit 18 1 28 .439 16 7 14 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Indians have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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