Detroit 5, Cleveland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 7:05 PM
Location - Comerica Park
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Tony Randazzo,
Attendance - 31645

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 80-82 44-37 36-45 L4
Detroit 95-67 50-31 45-36 W4

Recap


Jhonny Peralta hit a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and Miguel Cabrera wrapped up the American League batting title as the Detroit Tigers closed out the regular season with a 5-4 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Wednesday.

Victor Martinez added three hits and an RBI for the Tigers (95-67), who will meet the New York Yankees in an AL Division Series beginning Friday.

The Texas Rangers (96-66) earned the No. 2 seed and home-field advantage in the first round with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

The Indians (80-82) squandered a 3-0 lead Wednesday and dropped their final four games to finish with a losing record for the third straight season. Cleveland was as many as 15 games above .500 in May.

Cabrera went 2-for-4 to finish with a major league-leading .344 average.

After the Tigers came back to take a lead in the seventh, the Indians knotted it in the eighth with a sacrifice fly. But Peralta took Vinnie Pestano (1-2) out to left for his 21st homer in the bottom half.

Ryan Perry (2-0) got the win and Jose Valverde finished a perfect regular season with his 49th save in as many opportunities.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Detroit
Zach McAllister Player Rick Porcello
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Cleveland   Detroit
Jack Hannahan Player Victor Martinez
2 Hits 3
2 RBI 1
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 7 0 11 .212 17 7 4 4 1 1
Detroit 12 1 19 .364 16 7 4 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Tigers have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .588 after a loss.
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