Detroit 9, Cleveland 6

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 61°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Dan Bellino, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 31132

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 6 12 0
Detroit 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 9 12 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 80-81 44-37 36-44 L3
Detroit 94-67 49-31 45-36 W3

Recap


Delmon Young and Miguel Cabrera homered as the Detroit Tigers kept their bid for home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs alive with a 9-6 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Tuesday.

Wilson Betemit added a solo homer and Magglio Ordonez drove in three for the Tigers, who remained one game behind the Texas Rangers for the second-best record in the American League.

The Rangers routed the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 later Tuesday.

For the second night in a row, Detroit jumped on Cleveland’s starting pitcher early and often. Young and Ordonez drove in runs in a three-run first off Jeanmar Gomez (5-3) and Betemit homered to deep right in the second. It was 6-1 after Young hit a two-run homer in the fourth.

Max Scherzer (15-9) took his final playoff tuneup and coasted through the first three innings before running into trouble. The righthander ended up charged with four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Cabrera’s 30th homer in the sixth lifted his league-leading batting average to .343.

Jose Valverde worked the ninth for his 48th save for the Tigers, who have put up 23 runs and 30 hits through the first two games of the series.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Jeanmar Gomez Player Max Scherzer
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 5.2
5 Strikeouts 7
10 Hits 7
15.43 ERA 6.35
Hitting
Cleveland   Detroit
Jim Thome Player Delmon Young
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
3 TB 7
.667 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 12 0 16 .308 16 13 5 3 0 0
Detroit 12 3 27 .343 15 10 9 4 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Tigers have a W/L % of .581 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 .494 after a loss.
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